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Volunteering at Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place in the background with flowering summer plants in the foreground
Nuffield Place | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Here at Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire, we have over 100 volunteers, each one a vital part of our team. We usually have a small number of opportunities available throughout the year for friendly and approachable individuals with an interest in the work of the National Trust to volunteer at this special place and ensure our visitors have a great day out.

How you can volunteer at Nuffield Place

Our volunteers at Nuffield Place work alongside the staff teams to help us look after the historic house, its contents and the garden. Whether you have a few hours a week or a couple of days a month to spare, there are many ways you can contribute at this historic place once owned by Lord Nuffield, founder of the Morris Motor Company.

  • Welcoming visitors at reception
  • Assisting in the shop
  • Bringing history to life in the house

We are not currently recruiting for any more garden volunteers.

A  close-up of two house guides pointing out something in a pamphlet to two visitors
Here at Nuffield Place, we're looking for volunteers to welcome visitors | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

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 Nuffield Place

If you're interested in volunteering at Nuffield Place, follow the link below and search all our volunteer roles by typing ‘Nuffield Place’ or our postcode ‘RG9 5RY’ in the 'Enter a Location' box. Or you can call 01491 641224 or email

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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