Volunteer opportunities at Castle Ward
Join the volunteering team at Castle Ward and you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and inspire others while contributing to the special story of this unique place. Find out more about the volunteering opportunities available and how you can apply to join the team.
Ways to volunteer at Castle Ward
Volunteers are involved in all aspects of keeping Castle Ward running smoothly, from helping National Trust rangers on the estate to administration and making sure that visitors have the best experience possible.
Here are just some of the jobs you could be doing as a volunteer at Castle Ward:
Visitor experience volunteers
As a visitor experience volunteer you'd provide a friendly and informative welcome and help visitors to make the most of their trip to Castle Ward. You'd also help to organise and deliver a wide range of events and activities. Throughout the year we hold living history events and you could have the opportunity to dress in period costume and help bring this fascinating place to life.
You could be acting as a room steward when the house is open to the public, helping to look after our historic objects or learning new conservation techniques alongside National Trust staff.
Retail volunteers help sort and price new products, create displays and help resolve visitors’ enquiries while working as part of the small team.
Working with National Trust rangers, you could be helping to remove invasive species, working on the conservation of Castle Ward’s new meadows or supporting work in the beautiful sunken 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.
Get in touch about volunteering at Castle Ward
If you’re interested in joining the team, search for ‘Castle Ward’ on the National Trust volunteering website to find opportunities and apply.
We'd love to put the experience of the local community to good use. Even if there's currently not a role that jumps out to you, please do register your interest and let us know about the skills that you could bring to the team.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
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Find out about some of the conservation work that staff and volunteers carry out throughout the year to preserve the Castle Ward mansion and estate for everyone, for ever.
Unique and unusual, this eccentric 18th-century house is famed for having been built with two completely different architectural styles, both inside and out. Find out why.
Wander through the Georgian rooms of this eccentric mansion, famed for its contrasting architecture and interiors, and explore the servants' world below stairs.