Volunteering at Kedleston Hall
Volunteers play a huge role at Kedleston Hall and are involved in a wide range of activities including nature conservation, visitor welcome, retail and catering. Discover our volunteer opportunities and how to get involved.
Volunteers at Kedleston
Kedleston wouldn't be the same without our team of enthusiastic volunteers. From gardening to getting into character as Mrs Garnett (Kedleston’s renowned housekeeper), and from inspiring visiting school groups to historic housekeeping, there are plenty of ways to get involved, both indoors and out.
Whatever part you decide to play, you’ll know that you are helping to conserve and enhance this special place for everyone to enjoy.
What skills do I need to volunteer?
Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and everybody’s skills and talents are useful. No prior knowledge or experience is needed as full training and support is provided for all our the roles, but there are also opportunities for you to use your existing knowledge and share your skills with others. There is no such thing as a ‘typical volunteer’ at Kedleston and we are always looking for new and enthusiastic people to join our friendly team.
Career opportunities after volunteering
Building up your skills and experience by volunteering is a great way to access career opportunities. For example, if you’re interested in a career in environmental conservation, you could volunteer to help out our rangers at Kedleston. Rangers manage the countryside to maintain a natural environment that’s healthy and beautiful with functioning and resilient ecosystems, at the same time enabling people to access and enjoy it.
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 do I volunteer at Kedleston Hall?
Volunteering opportunities currently available at Kedleston and nearby National Trust properties are listed on the website below. Just type in your location or the property name and the roles currently being recruited for will be displayed.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
Our volunteers make our work to look after nature and history for future generations possible. Learn more about the volunteering opportunities available and hear a selection of their stories to find out what it's like to volunteer with us.
Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.
These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
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