Volunteering opportunities at Osterley Park and House
We're always on the lookout for new members to join our volunteer team here at Osterley Park and House. Maybe you're looking for a new challenge? Or perhaps you simply want to get involved with helping visitors share and enjoy this superb house and park? Find out more about the volunteering opportunities available at Osterley Park.
There's a place for you in the volunteer team
More than 350 volunteers already work alongside the National Trust staff at Osterley, looking after the house and garden, and giving visitors a great experience. We're always looking to welcome more into the team.
As the National Trust is a charity, Osterley relies heavily on the work of its volunteers to keep its doors open, for everyone, for ever.
We aim to be open and accessible as much as possible so however much time you can spare, you’ll be welcome.
What do volunteers do?
There are a wide variety of roles for you to get stuck into, from room guiding to gardening, to helping run our extensive events programme. Here are just some of them:
Room guides help share the stories of Osterley House – from Queen Elizabeth I to the Great Fire of London, the East India Company to Georgian society’s biggest scandal, as well as 1940s Hollywood and World War II – by chatting to visitors in the rooms or leading tours.
You don’t have to be an art or history expert – we’ll help you with all the information you need. If you like giving people a friendly welcome and you’re passionate about stories then we’d love to hear from you.
- Visitor welcome
Once you're part of the team, there's almost no limit to where your interest could take you.
Why join us?
There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.
- Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
- Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
- Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
- Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
- Enjoy the great outdoors
- Learn about the history of this special place.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
Our volunteers make our work to look after nature and history for future generations possible. Learn more about the volunteering opportunities available and hear a selection of their stories to find out what it's like to volunteer with us.
Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.
These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
Discover the history of Osterley Park. Find out about the architect who transformed the mansion into a fashionable palace and the family who lived there.
Discover what to see in the house at Osterley Park. Explore the grand rooms designed by architect Robert Adam for the Child family and find out about life above and below stairs.
Discover what to see in the garden at Osterley Park and House. With year-round colour, explore the Tudor walled garden, 18th-century flower beds and take in views across the estate.
From bike rides to den building, discover the full range of family-friendly activities and events taking place at Osterley Park.