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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 the team of talented and enthusiastic volunteers working across the site. There are many volunteering opportunities to support the work at Attingham, find out 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, or 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.

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 enable them to have equal access to nature, history and culture.

By working with other groups, we are able to fulfil Attingham’s legacy as being for public benefit and more people can explore what nature, history and culture mean 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 week-long work experience placements for students aged 14 years and above.

During the placement, students will gain an overview of what it’s like to work in different areas for the National Trust at Attingham Park. Placements can include experience within retail, the outdoors, catering, learning, events, the house, and visitor reception (dates dependent).

These work experience placements are available at set times throughout the year to coincide with the main local school organised work experience weeks.

8/2/22 - 2023 Work experience placements at Attingham are now fully booked.

Higher education work experience

Individual placements are on offer to higher education students. These can be week-long, for a set time period, or part time for a number of weeks. Placements are confirmed on a case by case basis and occasionally specific requests cannot be accommodated.

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, retail or visitor experience teams. 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

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

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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