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Volunteer opportunities at Dudmaston

Volunteer gardener at work in the flower border in June at Godolphin, Cornwall
Volunteer working in the garden at Dudmaston, Midlands | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Each year volunteers join us in caring for Dudmaston. There are plenty of roles that are rewarding and help to look after this special place. Find out how you can volunteer and help others to enjoy the house, garden and estate.

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.

A wide variety of roles

Whether you'd like to be front of house or behind the scenes, there's a role to suit everyone. Just a few hours one day a week (or fortnight) from all our volunteers helps make Dudmaston the lively, engaging place that visitors enjoy.

We're particularly interested in hearing from people who want to share their passion with our visitors. Perhaps you're a keen gardener, flower arranger or crafter? Our visitors love to get involved and work alongside knowledgeable people.

'The best thing about volunteering at Dudmaston? It has to be the free cake!'

- Julia, Volunteer room guide and welcome assistant

Volunteer speaking with visitors in mobility scooters on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset
Volunteer welcoming visitors to Dudmaston, Midlands | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Everyone is welcome

Our diverse volunteering team comprises of people from all walks of life, many of whom are active retired people who aren't ready to put their feet up yet.

Families can also volunteer as a way to spend quality time together working on a joint cause. Volunteering as a student is also a very popular way to gain valuable experience before moving on to employment within the National Trust or elsewhere.

Volunteer helping children with crafts to create decorated paper crowns at Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales
Volunteer helping children with crafts at Dudmaston, Midlands | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Enjoy the perks

For regular volunteers, we offer free entry to all National Trust properties, discounts in our shops and tea-rooms. There are also behind the scenes visits to local museums and heritage sites, social events and other visits throughout the year.

We send out a monthly newsletter to keep you updated on what's happening across the estate. You'll also sign up to the Trust's volunteering website which gives you access to advice and information to help you get the most out of your volunteering experience.

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us to find a role for you. Please email the team at:

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