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Volunteering opportunities at Attingham

Volunteer in the entrance to the main house at Attingham Park, Shropshire
Volunteer in the entrance to the main house at Attingham Park, Shropshire | © National Trust Images/ Annapurna Mellor

Attingham Park wouldn’t be the same without our team of talented and enthusiastic volunteers working across the site. There are many volunteering opportunities to support the work at Attingham. Find out here how you can get involved.

Ways to volunteer at Attingham Park

Volunteers can choose to get involved in many different areas including; working outdoors in the garden, parkland and the wider estate, or inside the Mansion ensuring visitors have a fantastic visit and helping us to look after the collection.

We also have roles that support the Visitor Reception team to give the best welcome and goodbye. There are roles in the retail shop and second-hand bookshop, as well as one-off roles to support us with projects throughout the year.

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 Attingham Park

Please check the join-in page for a list of our current volunteer opportunities. If you don’t see something in that list that suits you, please get in touch with us directly by calling +44(0)1743 708124 or email

Community partnerships

Attingham Park is working with local neighbours, charities and organisations to ensure it can be a special place for everyone, forever. Attingham Park has a long history of being the go-to place in Shropshire to get outside and we’ve been working closely with different groups to provide equal access to nature, history and culture.

By working with different groups, we are able to fulfil Attingham’s legacy as a place for public benefit which encourages more people to explore what nature, history and culture means to them today. We're focussing on working with groups of children and young people, those with visible and invisible disabilities and people at risk of socio-economic exclusion.

We work closely with groups in different ways, from designing artwork together, planting orchards, hosting talks and workshops to designing Christmas trees and social prescribing. The National Trust is for everyone, and we want to put these groups at the forefront of our work so that we create a space together, that everyone can enjoy.

Three people in beekeeping outfits checking the beehives at Attingham Park, Shropshire
Checking the beehives at Attingham Park, Shropshire | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Work experience at Attingham Park

Secondary school work experience

Attingham Park provides valuable and varied work experience placements for students aged 14 years and above.
These placements are available at set times throughout the year.

The placements available in 2024 are:

  • Gardens, Parks and Ranger work experience:
    This will be based with our outdoors teams focussing on gardening, parkland management and ranger tasks such as hedge laying.
  • Customer Service work experience:
    This will be based with our customer facing teams, including the Mansion, Visitor Reception and Shop focussing on customer service tasks such as scanning members, handing out maps, helping with orientation, using a till, and supporting visitors at all parts of their visit.

Every year we have hundreds of work experience requests and unfortunately, we can only take a handful of these. This year we’re working closely with four high schools to support disadvantaged pupils. Students from these schools have until January to apply for work experience with us at Attingham Park.

Any remaining work experience spaces have been made available for local students to apply for, on our website from 22 until 28 January 2024.
Search for 'Shrewsbury' and look for 'Work Experience'.

Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering

Attingham offers 12-week Duke of Edinburgh placements to people aged 14 years and over. These are with either our Visitor Reception team, or the Mansion team. Opportunities to volunteer for the Duke of Edinburgh Award are available within many of our departments and are considered on a case-by-case basis.

For more information on educational placements, please contact

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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