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Volunteer opportunities at Flatford

Volunteer speaking with visitors at Dunwich Heath and Beach, Suffolk
A volunteer talking to visitors | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

The team of volunteers at Flatford is full of inspiring people from all walks of life. Would you like to join them in helping us look after this beautiful place that Constable loved to paint? Find out what's involved in volunteering here, and how to apply to join the team.

Ways to volunteer at Flatford

Are you someone who enjoys variety, has a friendly nature and likes helping others? Whether you want to put years of skills and experience towards our cause or just want to try something brand new, there's a role here to suit you.

Volunteer stewards and tour guides

Stewards and tour guides help visitors to experience the iconic views that inspired John Constable's landscapes.

Meet and greet volunteer

Meet and greet volunteers help make sure that visitors have a special day by offering a warm welcome to Flatford.

Volunteer tea-room host

Flatford’s tea-room hosts will welcome visitors with a friendly smile and help things run smoothly.

Volunteer car park steward

Car park stewards work with volunteers and staff to coordinate parking on peak days, such as weekends and bank holidays. Stewards answer visitors’ questions and point them in the direction of the Welcome Hut. This role suits people who like being on their feet, working outside and talking to lots of people.

Volunteer gardener

Volunteer gardeners work to maintain and develop the garden at Flatford as traditionally as possible to respect its heritage. We currently have four teams of gardeners, working on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

A volunteer picking vegetables in the Walled Garden at Ham House and Garden, London
A gardening volunteer picking vegetables | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

‘Volunteering at Flatford has given me fun, fresh air, fitness and friendship.'

– Christine, volunteer gardener at Flatford

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 Flatford

Find out more about volunteering on the National Trust volunteering website and search ‘Flatford’ to find opportunities and to apply.

Even if there aren’t any positions available now, do register your interest and we’ll get in touch when a suitable role comes up.

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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