Volunteer opportunities at Shugborough
Volunteers are essential to the ongoing work to restore and revive Shugborough Estate. Across the 900 acres of Grade I listed parkland and the house and monuments, volunteers help make every visit special. You can join our dedicated, passionate team of regular volunteers in a variety of roles to share your skills, learn something new and work with a great team.
Ways to volunteer at Shugborough Estate
If you’d like to play an active part in shaping and delivering our vision for the future of Shugborough, there are many ways you can volunteer, from helping to care for the animals and working to conserve the parkland to sharing stories with visitors in house.
Every volunteer role will give you the opportunity to use and develop your skills, while working with new people in the beautiful environment at Shugborough.
Who can volunteer at Shugborough?
Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, with different skills and talents. Everyone is useful at Shugborough. There is no such thing as ‘typical volunteer’ and everyone is welcome to join us in running and caring for the 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.
Get in touch about volunteering at Shugborough
Please note that role availability changes throughout the year. If you’re interested in a role that's not currently listed, or have any questions about volunteering at Shugborough, please get in touch with us at Shugborough@nationaltrust.org.uk.
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.
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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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