Volunteering at Nymans
Want to meet new people, develop your skills and learn about the history of Nymans? We're looking for friendly and approachable individuals with an interest and passion for the work of the National Trust to volunteer at this special place.
Are there any requirements?
Ideally, volunteers would be able to offer a regular amount of time each week and in exchange we offer training and the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life.
'The past 13 years have given me a real sense of satisfaction and achievement, particularly when you’ve given a visitor information they’re looking for and you can see they’re happy and enjoying their time here. Some of the stories I’ve heard from visitors over the years have been a particular pleasure.'
- Richard Chapman, Room Steward at Nymans
What can you get involved with?
We've lots of different ways for you to volunteer at Nymans, from adding to the atmosphere in the Garden Hall by playing the piano, to bringing Nymans to life with stories from the past as a Room Steward, or putting your scone-making skills to work as part of the volunteer baking team. Here's a sample of some of our current volunteer roles:
Nymans has fascinating stories to be unveiled. Now is the perfect time to join the team. You will help bring Nymans to life for our visitors by telling the stories of the Messel family. Weekends Only.
The main functions of the Welcome Host role are to assist with the everyday operation of welcoming and engagement with our visitors, to help them to get the best from their visit. We are particularly looking for help on Sundays, but will consider any day
For more roles please visit the voluteering database and search for Nymans
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 Nymans
Alternatively, if you are visiting Nymans, please pass your contact details to any member of our reception staff.
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.
Under generations of the Messel family, Nymans in West Sussex has been through several transformations since the 1890s to become the house, ruin and garden you see today.
Explore Nymans’ medieval style manor, part house, part ruin following a devastating fire in 1947. It now offers romantic ruins and charming rooms to explore.
Romantic ruins, intimate gardens and internationally recognised plant collections all set against a backdrop of woodland and far-reaching views.