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Volunteer opportunities at Mr Straw's House

Volunteering for the National Trust
Volunteering for the National Trust | © Arnhel de Serra

Our volunteers make all the difference to how visitors experience Mr Straw’s House. Join our team and help us to make every visit memorable for our visitors. Find out more about how you can join the team and play your part.

Join the team

We have a range of volunteer roles, from behind the scenes working with the collections to being outdoors in the fresh air helping to maintain the gardens.

The National Trust offers access to a flexible and rewarding volunteering experience where you can share your knowledge, learn new skills, meet interesting people and, of course, help to look after Mr Straw’s House - a very special place right on your doorstep.

‘I love history and telling people bits of history that I have learnt so this is perfect for me. Also I get to meet people from all around the country.’

– Dale, volunteer at Mr. Straw's House

Ways to volunteer at Mr Straw’s House

Mr Straw’s House relies on the kind people who offer their time in any way they can to look after this extraordinary home and bring its stories to life for everyone who visits. Here’s a sample of the various roles volunteers are currently enjoying:

  • Welcome volunteer

  • House Guide

  • Walk Leaders

  • Garden volunteer

Other ways to get involved

As well as regular volunteering there are also opportunities to get involved through work experience, internships and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

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.

How to apply to become a volunteer

If you'd like to volunteer with us, you must make an application to an open role via our online portal. The team will then be in touch with details about interview and taster day opportunities.

To view all volunteer opportunities, please click here and type 'Mr Straw's House' into the search bar.

If you wish to volunteer in a particular area or team but cannot see a role advertised it means that the team is currently fully staffed and is not accepting applications at this time. Please revisit regularly to keep up to date with what opportunities are available.

If you have any questions, please email

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