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Volunteer opportunities at Hatchlands Park

Two volunteers gardening in the Parterre at Hatchlands
Volunteer working in the garden at Hatchlands Park | © National Trust Images/Juliet d Costa

Each year volunteers join us in caring for Hatchlands Park. There are plenty of roles that are rewarding and help to look after this special place. Find out how you can volunteer and help others to enjoy the house, garden and estate.

Volunteering at Hatchlands Park

Volunteering is a great way of making new friends and meeting new people. Whether that’s getting active and enjoying the great outdoors or spending some time in the historic 18th-century mansion, you can use and share the skills you already have or even learn some new ones with us.

A wide variety of roles

Whether you'd like to be front of house meeting our visitors or behind the scenes, there's a role to suit everyone. If you have a few spare hours a week you might enjoy working outdoors in the garden. If you have a keen eye for a good book, then volunteering in the second-hand bookshop may be the role for you.

We're particularly interested in hearing from people who want to share their passion with our visitors. Perhaps you're a keen gardener, flower arranger or crafter and would like to share your skills with us. We even have a specialist sewing team on site who help to create Georgian costumes for our younger visitors.

Volunteer pointing at a piece of artwork out of shot with two visitors in the Drawing Room at Hatchlands Park
Volunteer showing visitors artwork in the Drawing Room at Hatchlands Park, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Everyone is welcome

Our diverse volunteering team comprises of people from all walks of life, many of whom are active retired people who aren't ready to put their feet up yet. With social events throughout the year, you can enjoy your time here with like-minded colleagues.

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.

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us to find a role for you. Please 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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