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Volunteer opportunities at Blickling Estate

Garden volunteers in the walled garden in summer at Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Garden volunteers in the walled garden at Blickling Estate | © National Trust Images/Antonia Gray

At Blickling we have over 500 volunteers who help us in the house, garden, park, shops, RAF Oulton museum, cafés and offices across the whole estate. Discover the types of vacancies that are available and how you can become part of the team.

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.

Start your adventure today

Just some of the ways you can get involved by volunteering with us: welcome our visitors, join our costumed interpretation group, help in the bookshop, become a room steward in the house, explore the estate as a dog ranger, or use your gardening skills in the walled garden.

Fresh scones in a baking tray
Could you help bake our famous scones? | © National Trust Images/Emily Roe

Current vacancies at Blickling

We're always looking for people to join our team, whether it be through volunteering, seasonal work or on a permanent basis. Take a look at our latest opportunities:

Garden volunteer

If you love gardens as much as we do then you’ll know they need a lot of care and attention. Volunteer gardeners do practical work to help keep Blickling in peak condition and looking eye catching.

Garden Mowing and Machinery Volunteer

In this role you’ll help look after the wonderful 55 acre Grade II listed garden at Blickling. You will help with the general maintenance of the garden throughout the year.

Garden Tour Guide

In this role you’ll help share the history of this wonderful 55 acre Grade II listed garden and wilderness with our visitors.

Do you have a passion for baking?

Blickling is the perfect setting for a wide selection of sweet treats and savoury snacks, so we're always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us in the kitchen. If you'd like to join the team and help us share the magic of baking, get in touch.

Front of House Catering

Could you give a warm, friendly and welcoming experience to our customers in Blickling catering outlets? We're looking for volunteers to help with the flow during busy periods and to offer out samples of our delicious foods.

RAF Oulton museum

The volunteer team that run the museum are always recruiting, with duties ranging from meeting and engaging with visitors, to photographing and documenting the ever-growing collection. The team are all passionate about sharing the story of the brave men and women who served at RAF Oulton.

Blickling House Ambassador

As a volunteer House Ambassador you will help promote Blickling Estate by sharing your enthusiasm and knowledge about the hall’s history and its collections. You will be able to facilitate visitor engagement with your knowledge of Blickling’s history.

For fun lovers | Seasonal volunteer

Do you fancy helping us with the preparation and running of special events and activities? With Christmas festivities, Easter celebrations and open-air concerts, we're always grateful for your support.

Get in touch about volunteering at Blickling

If you like the idea of volunteering at Blickling, we'd love to hear from you. You just need to be warm, friendly and have a love of people - we'll teach you the rest.

For further information and a general chat about volunteering please email or download and return our application form.

Download the volunteer registration form

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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