Volunteer opportunities at Mr Straw's House
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:
If any of the above sounds like something you'd enjoy, please get in touch and share your skills.
‘I really enjoy meeting people and being able to help visitors have a nice visit – the whole social aspect really.’
– Lucy, volunteer at Mr. Straw's House
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.
Get in touch about Volunteering at Mr Straw’s House
Interested in finding out more about volunteering at Mr Straw’s House?
Go to: https://myvolunteering.nationaltrust.org.uk/opportunity-search and type 'Mr Straw's House' into the search bar to see all available opportunities.
Find out more about this unassuming red-brick semi which, once inside, reveals a house frozen in time filled with a treasure chest of objects and memories from inter-war Britain.
Discover more about some of the collection highlights from Mr Straw’s House, a house frozen in time and containing a mix of treasured possessions and ordinary domestic items.
Find out about the great outdoors both near and far through the Straws’ love of cacti and homegrown produce, and their interest in walking through town and the local rights of way.
From daily cleans to deep cleans and knitted slippers to coal bags, find out how the team care for the 30,000 objects squeezed into this ordinary house, but extraordinary home.