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Volunteering at Gibside

Volunteers working in the Walled Garden at Gibside, Tyne & Wear
Volunteers working in the Walled Garden at Gibside | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Join the volunteering team at Gibside and you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy working in a beautiful eighteenth-century landscape garden.

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.

What you’ll do as a volunteer at Gibside

You'll help us to open it up to the public and offer visitors a brilliant experience, which could mean anything from caring for the buildings to helping us to serve up a great coffee.

Visitors appreciate the personal touch our volunteers bring to their day, and we greatly appreciate the support ours give. A range of opportunities are available and we welcome enquiries from people of all ages and backgrounds.

Types of volunteers at Gibside

Whether you like to get your hands dirty or put your head to the test, there's something for everyone. Learn new skills or use your experience to support us:

  • Social forrester
  • Events & programming
  • Hospitality
  • Dogs welcome volunteer
  • Ranger
  • History guide
  • Gardener
  • Children, young people & schools volunteer
  • Administrative
  • Facilities & handywork
  • Minibus driver
  • Bookshop salesperson
  • Visitor welcome
  • Chapel guide
  • Photography & videography

Can't see anything that interests you? Then let us know.

Get in touch about volunteering at Gibside

Take a look at our current opportunities using the link below and if you have questions about how you can get involved or what it entails, please email the team on

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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