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Volunteering at Red House

Close-up of pair of gloved hands having a tile painted with Pre-Raphaelite art
Caring for Pre-Raphaelite artwork at Red House | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

From assisting in the garden to leading tours, or helping with the conservation cleaning, there are plenty of ways to volunteer at Red House. Opportunities are available no matter how much or little time you can spare.

Become part of a great team

We’re always on the lookout for new members to join the team here at Red House. Have you got a hidden talent to share? Maybe you’re looking for a new challenge?

Visitors appreciate the personal touch our volunteers bring to their day, and we greatly appreciate the support volunteers give; we wouldn’t be able to open the doors to Red House without them.

A range of opportunities is available and we welcome enquiries from people of all ages and backgrounds.

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.

Get in touch about volunteering at Red House

Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience. If you have questions about how you can get involved or what it entails, please contact the team on 020 8303 6359 or email red.house@nationaltrust.org.uk

The Red House Friends group

Our Friends Group is a large and friendly team of volunteers. Join to take part in events and outings linked to the Pre-Raphaelites, keep in touch about developments at the house and receive a newsletter three times a year. All proceeds go towards the conservation of Red House. Find out more about the Friends group here.

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

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