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Volunteer opportunities at Castle Coole

Volunteer Rangers hedge laying at Kingston Lacy, Dorset
Volunteer rangers at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh | © National Trust Images/Clive Whitbourn

Each year volunteers join us in caring for Castle Coole. There are plenty of roles that are rewarding and help to look after this special place. Find out how you can volunteer and help others to enjoy the house, garden and 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.

Volunteer Room Guide talking to visitors at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh.
Volunteer talking with visitors at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh. | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Make new friends

Volunteering is a way to make new friends by working together knowing that you're helping a great cause. Volunteering also gives you the chance to meet people from all walks of life.

National Trust staff will support you in your role and often work alongside you as part of a wider team. There’s always time for tea breaks and chats during your day with other like-minded people. It’s the perfect way to meet new people and make new friends.

Volunteer speaking with visitors in mobility scooters on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset
Volunteer welcoming visitors to Castle Coole, County Fermanagh | © National Trust Images / John Millar

A wide variety of roles

There are many roles available at the Castle Coole. If you like being outdoors you could help to look after the estate. Working with the ranger team involves practical work to keep the countryside in great condition.

Lots of volunteers enjoy meeting our visitors. Roles include visitor welcome and guided tours. If you have an interest in books you may like to volunteer in the second-hand bookshop or administration.

Volunteers are also involved in the programme of events throughout the year. Previous roles included everything from volunteering during the Antiques Roadshow to dressing up as the Easter Bunny. There’s always something interesting to do all year round, including conservation projects.

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us to find a role for you. Please email the team at:

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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