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Volunteer opportunities at Melford Hall

A volunteer room guide speaking with visitors at Melford Hall, Suffolk
A volunteer chats with visitors at Melford Hall | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

If you have a few hours a week to spare, why not join the volunteering team at Melford Hall? You could play a vital role in helping visitors make the most of their visit and discover the fascinating history of this special place. Find out what’s involved, how to apply and more.

Ways to volunteer at Melford Hall

Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the running Melford Hall and there are positions to suit a wide range of interests. Volunteer roles include:

  • Room guides

  • Conservationists

  • Researchers

  • Tea-room assistants

  • Visitor welcome volunteers

  • Gardeners

Perhaps you have some free time and you’d like to put your previous experience to good use, or maybe you’re looking to build your CV – whatever your motivation, there’s a role for you.

‘As a room guide, I’m in every room throughout the season. Come along. Have a go. There are lovely people here who will help you. You don’t have to know everything and you’ll never be left alone until you’re completely comfortable. Everyone is willing to help each other.’

– Marian Turner, volunteer at Melford Hall

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 Melford Hall

If you have some time to spare, we’d love to hear from you. Find out more about volunteering at Melford Hall on the National Trust volunteering website and search 'Melford Hall’ to find opportunities and apply.

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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