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Volunteering at Derrymore House

Visitors enjoying gardening activities
Visitors enjoying gardening activities | © ©National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

Discover the volunteering opportunities at Derrymore House. From supporting the garden team to helping out with events, there is something for everyone to get involved with.

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.

Roles and opportunities

Volunteers at Derrymore are involved in all aspects of the place, from being outdoors looking after the estate and working in the garden to helping indoors, taking part in conservation projects and administration.

Our volunteers are heavily involved in our programme of events throughout the year - previous roles have included everything from gardening to baking.

Volunteering at Derrymore gives you the chance to meet people from all walks of life, not just the visitors who come to see us, but also your fellow volunteers. It’s the perfect way to meet like-minded people and make new friends.

Family volunteering experience

Derrymore House offers the perfect place for families to get involved. We have some family volunteering experiences planned for the autumn months. Activities will include tree seed collection and propagation, bulb planting, habitat creation and invasive species control. To find out more visit Derrymore House events page.

Get in touch about volunteering at Derrymore House

If you are interested in volunteering, get in touch today or search current volunteering opportunities by clicking the link below.

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

Volunteer speaking with two visitors at Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales,

Frequently asked questions on volunteering 

These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.

Oil painting of a ruined castle on a hill displayed in the Drawing room at Derrymore, County Armagh

The history of Derrymore House 

The ornamental cottage and landscaped estate are beautiful – but Derrymore’s past includes violence and political controversy, alongside some inspiring local history.

Wildlife at Derrymore

Things to see and do at Derrymore 

Visit Derrymore for picturesque walks through over 100 acres of parks and woodland, nature rambles, picnics and the historic 18th-century Derrymore House.