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Volunteer opportunities at Oxburgh Estate

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Discovering the secrets of Oxburgh Estate | © National Trust Images / John Millar

The volunteers at Oxburgh play a vital role in caring for and bringing this place to life, from sharing stories of Oxburgh's history with our visitors and conserving our collection, to welcoming our visitors, including our four-legged friends, and caring for our gardens and wider estate. Discover the roles we have available, hear from our volunteers and how to apply to join the team.

Ways to volunteer at Oxburgh Estate

Whether you have years of experience and want to put your skills to good use, or you’re just looking to try something new while supporting our cause, there’s a volunteering role here for you. Positions at Oxburgh Estate include:

House Experience

Our House Experience volunteers add the sparkle to any visit – giving everyone a warm welcome, bringing stories from Oxburgh Estate to life and helping people get the best out of their day.

Visitor Welcome

Our Visitor Welcome volunteers create a positive first impression with a warm welcome; helping all visitors get all they need from their visit. You’ll also help us provide a personalised thank you, leaving people with a positive lasting impression.

'Oxburgh has a great social atmosphere. All the House Experience volunteers are knowledgeable and are keen to help others develop their knowledge of Oxburgh and its history. Above all for me, it is the interaction with visitors that I enjoy. Being able to answer questions with a narrative that they have engaged in and enjoyed.'

– Cliff I’Anson, House Experience volunteer at Oxburgh Estate

Volunteers planting trees as part of the Parkland Project at Oxburgh Hall
Tree planting at Oxburgh Hall | © National Trust Images/Mike Hodgson

Garden & Parkland

If you love gardens you’ll know they need alot of care and attention. Our volunteers help with the upkeep, development and protection of some of the most beautiful and important gardens and parklands in the UK - so visitors and wildlife can enjoy them.

'Before volunteering I wasn’t aware of how many ‘hidden’ teams of volunteers existed that are responsible for such a vast area of the gardens, and the sheer hard work and time that is needed to retain the gloriousness of places like this.'

– Farida Shirley, Garden & Parkland volunteer at Oxburgh Estate

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 Oxburgh Estate

Find out more about volunteering on the National Trust volunteering website and search ‘Oxburgh Estate’ to find opportunities and to apply.

If there aren’t any positions available now, register your interest and we’ll get in touch when a suitable role comes up.

You can also get in touch with us to find out more by emailing:

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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