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Volunteering at Nymans

Lush foliage lining a pathway leading to a building at the property
The house terrace at Nymans in late summer | © National Trust Images/Chris Davies

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:

Room Stewards
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.
More details

Welcome Host
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
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For more roles please visit the voluteering database and search for Nymans

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Visitors on a tour at Nymans, West Sussex | © National Trust Images/John Millar

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.

Volunteer Room Guide talking to visitors at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh.
Volunteer talking with visitors at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh. | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Get in touch about volunteering at Nymans

Log on to the National Trust website and search under 'Nymans'. You'll be able to complete an application for your chosen role here. You could also phone Nymans on 01444 405255 or email us.

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

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

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