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Volunteer opportunities at Lavenham Guildhall

National Trust guided walk at Lavenham, Suffolk
Guided walk at Lavenham, Suffolk | © National Trust Images/Richard Scott

If you have some time to spare and want to help us care for Lavenham Guildhall, why not join the volunteering team? Whatever your interests there’s a role for you, from sharing the Guildhall’s story with visitors to working in the garden. Find out what’s involved and how to apply.

Ways to volunteer at Lavenham Guildhall

People from all walks of life generously give their time as volunteers at Lavenham Guildhall and play an essential role as part of the team. Current positions include:

Volunteer room guide

As a volunteer room guide, you’ll chat to visitors and share your knowledge about Lavenham Guildhall and its collections.

Volunteer gardener

Volunteer gardeners put their green fingers to good use to help us tend the garden at Lavenham Guildhall.

Volunteer craft demonstrator

Volunteer craft demonstrators showcase their skills, such as spinning, to visitors every week. We also hold events such as weaving and spinning using unlikely raw materials such as plastic and bamboo.

‘Demonstrating any skill or craft is a great icebreaker. Visitors are sometimes reluctant to have a conversation but seeing something happening often leads them to ask questions. Some are keen to know everything, some are happy to sit and watch, and some want to tell you their life story! It’s a two-way street and I hope they get as much from the experience as I do. It’s different every time.’

– Jean, volunteer at Lavenham Guildhall

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 Lavenham Guildhall

We're always ready to welcome new volunteers to the Guildhall team and whatever your inspiration or area of interest, we're bound to have a role for you. To find out more about volunteering at Lavenham Guildhall, email the team at

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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