Volunteering at Bateman's
Whether you want to meet new people, learn fresh skills or simply give something back, you’ll enjoy being part of the enthusiastic volunteer team at Bateman’s. You’ll also be playing a vital role in looking after the place and making sure all our visitors enjoy their day.
Ways to volunteer at Bateman’s
There are many ways you can get involved at Bateman’s, from gardening to meeting visitors, or from helping at events to guiding in the mill and more.
Love meeting new people? You could join the house team, which provides a first-class experience for all our visitors.
Or you could help our visitors relax, refuel and refresh by volunteering in Bateman's busy, vibrant tea-room.
We’re also looking for volunteers to welcome visitors to Park Mill and share more about the history of this working watermill.
Other ways to help
Prefer to help out a little more ‘behind the scenes’? You may be skilled in administration or IT, or perhaps you have years of experience or specialist knowledge in another area you would like to put to good use. Please get in touch and share your skills with us.
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 Bateman’s
Follow the link below that says, ‘Search our volunteer opportunities’ and search our volunteer roles by typing ‘Bateman's, Burwash’, in the ‘Enter a Location’ box, or give us a call on 01435 884845 to find out more.
The National Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes all applications for volunteer roles.
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.
Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.
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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