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Volunteering at Basildon Park

Two volunteers working in the garden at Basildon Park in Berkshire
Volunteers working in the garden at Basildon Park | © National Trust Image/John Millar

At Basildon Park there are over 300 volunteers, each a key part of the team. Most of the people you meet when you visit will be volunteers – they're vital in making sure that visitors have a great day out. From getting outdoors to helping at events, welcoming visitors or even just meeting new people, there are plenty of reasons to become a volunteer at Basildon Park.

Becoming a volunteer at Basildon Park

There are many ways to volunteer your time at Basildon Park, from helping with the conservation of the great outdoors or historic mansion to making visitors feel welcome and inspired.

If you’re looking to try something different, volunteering experience can look great on your CV and help develop your career. Unfortunately, we cannot offer volunteering roles to people younger than 16.

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 Basildon Park

Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience. If you have questions about how you can get involved or what it entails, please contact the team on 01491 672382 or email us.

A group of people sat laughing and smiling in a lecture at Petworth House in Sussex.
Volunteer and supporter groups enjoy social activities together. | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

National Trust supporter groups near Basildon Park

Across the country thousands of our most dedicated supporters meet on a regular basis as part of a National Trust Centre or Association. Made up of National Trust members and volunteer card holders, these groups promote our work within their local area and raise money for conservation and development projects through all kinds of events.

A shared experience

As well as playing a vital role in supporting our work, these groups also offer their members the chance to share unique experiences and find out more about our places with like-minded people. Activities typically range from listening to expert talks and attending behind-the-scenes tours to exploring Trust places further afield on day coach trips or a relaxing holiday.

Local supporter groups include the Reading Centre, Oxford Centre, Newbury and District Association, Maidenhead Association and the Abingdon Association. Find out more here.

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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