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Volunteering at Mount Stewart

Volunteer room guide speaking with visitors in the Central Hall at Mount Stewart, County Down
Volunteer room guide speaking with visitors in the Central Hall at Mount Stewart, County Down | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Volunteering at Mount Stewart offers the chance to do something worthwhile. There are plenty of roles that are rewarding and help to look after this historic family home. Find out how you can volunteer and help visitors to enjoy this special place.

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
  • Learn about the history of this special place

Make new friends

Volunteering is a way to make new friends by working together knowing that you're helping a great cause. 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.

Find a role for you

There are opportunities for people of all backgrounds, abilities, and interests to get involved. You don’t have to be an expert as we’ll provide all the training and support that you need.

A willingness to learn and to share your enthusiasm with others is what we are looking for. Joining the volunteer team offers you the opportunity to do something worthwhile by supporting your local property.

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A volunteer and ranger working at Mount Stewart demesne, County Down | © National Trust Images / Nicole Daw

A wide variety of roles

Volunteers are involved in the life of Mount Stewart at every turn. Roles vary and include:

  • Caring for the historic collection in the house
  • Welcoming visitors to varied events
  • Helping in the shop
  • Helping take care of the historic landscape, demesne and gardens
  • Supporting the Children and Young People Hub
  • Sharing the stories of this special place as a room or tour guide
  • Preparing delicious refreshments in the tea-room
  • Sorting and pricing books in the second-hand bookshop
  • Behind-the-scenes business administration work
Volunteer speaking with visitors in mobility scooters on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset
Volunteer welcoming visitors to Mount Stewart, County Down | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Want to find out more?

If you’re interested in volunteering please apply online to find a role suited to you and a member of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions please email stating your area of interest in the subject line.

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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