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Volunteering at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

Visitors on a tour of the famous Holy Austin Rock Houses at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, Staffordshire
Visitors on a tour of the Holy Austin Rock Houses at Kinver Edge | © National Trust Images/John Millar

From lighting fires to selling scones, to sharing stories with visitors young and old, our volunteers bring the Rock Houses to life and look after the countryside of Kinver Edge. Find out more about volunteering and the opportunities available.

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.

Roles and opportunities

Whatever your skills and interests, we are always ready to welcome new volunteers, and can offer you a chance to learn something new, make friends, and contribute to this special place. Take a look at some of the opportunities available below.

At the moment, we are particularly looking for collections and conservation volunteers to help look after our unique Rock Houses.

Volunteer talking with visitors at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, Staffordshire
Volunteer talking with visitors at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Collections and conservation

The Rock Houses and the artefacts that bring them to life, need special care and attention. If you are interested in conserving and caring for the collections and the houses, to keep this special place in good condition, this role might be for you.

Food and beverage

Do you love welcoming people and serving food and drink with a friendly smile? We have opportunities to help in our tea-room; keeping the tea-room clean and tidy, making sure there is enough food on display, preparing food and serving our visitors.

Visitor welcome

If you are a people person and love interacting with the public, then being part of our visitor welcome team could be just for you. Meeting and greeting visitors, helping them plan their visit, answering queries and supporting the tea-room are all some aspects of giving our visitors a great welcome.

Countryside conservation

We are restoring rare heathland habitat on Kinver Edge to provide a home for species such as adders and common lizards. Join our weekly volunteer groups to clear the encroaching scrub, monitor wildlife, improve paths and much more.

Room guides

Volunteers bring the Rock Houses to life. You will teach visitors about the history of these quirky homes, and show them around the restored rooms. If you enjoy working with people, and can offer a warm welcome, then please get in touch.

Learning and events

Fancy making rugs the traditional way? Are you brilliant at bug-hunting? There's nothing like a great day out, and we need events assistants to make them happen. With plenty of school visits, there's opportunities to work with young people too.

Get in touch about volunteering

If you are interested in being a volunteer at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, contact us today. You can call us on 01384 872553 or send us an email to find out what opportunities are available and how you can get involved. Alternatively, you can search for current opportunities and apply using the link below.

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