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Volunteer opportunities at Sheffield Park and Garden

A volunteer sells a cake, sandwich and hot drink to a visitor, through the window, at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex
A volunteer sells refreshments to a visitor at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Volunteers are a vital part of our team at Sheffield Park and Garden. We're always on the lookout for new members to join our team of volunteers; see how you could get involved.

Ways to volunteer at Sheffield Park and Garden

Whether you'd like to make a difference, you're interested in helping us to conserve Sheffield Park for future generations or simply want to meet like-minded people or learn a new skill, there's sure to be a volunteer role here for you at Sheffield Park and Garden.

Join our volunteer team

Our volunteer team has over 100 members. Volunteers are a key part of the team here and we recruit for different roles throughout the year. Volunteering is a great way to make friends and to help keep Sheffield Park and Garden special for years to come.

The range of volunteer roles

To apply, please go to the National Trust Find a Volunteer Opportunity page and follow the links to see which roles are currently available from the list below.

  • Help us communicate with visitors via our website, Facebook and property promotions

  • Join the gardening and estate team for specific duties on key weekdays

  • Help us sell raffle tickets on site for crucial fundraising

  • Steward the car parking facilities at busy times and weekends

  • Help with the smooth running of the shop and second-hand bookshop

  • Care for plants in the retail area

  • Offer a warm welcome while serving food and drink

  • Provide refreshments within the garden area

  • Maintain, protect and improve wildlife habitats within the parkland

  • Welcome visitors and get involved in a wide range of activities

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 Sheffield Park and Garden

If you’d like to volunteer here please email the Volunteering Coordinator or call 01825 790231.

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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