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Volunteer at Standen

A group of volunteers gardening together at Standen in West Sussex
Become a garden volunteer at Standen | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people while helping us to look after this special place. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, and we’d love you to join us. Read on to find out about the volunteer roles available and how to get in touch.

Volunteering opportunities

There are normally a wide variety of volunteering roles available. These include:

  • Visitor welcome
  • Car parking
  • House tour guides
  • Room guides
  • Garden restoration
  • Kitchen garden
  • Cut flowers
  • Garden guides
  • Café front of house
  • Retail assistants

If you'd like to know more about volunteering at Standen, please see the volunteering database.

A group of people standing around a volunteer who is giving them a tour of the garden at Standen
Become a garden volunteer at Standen | © 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.

I volunteer as I enjoy learning all the time and it is constantly rewarding to help visitors enjoy the house.

A quote by RobertNational Trust, Standen House & Garden Room Guide

How to get involved

Volunteering at Standen is an enjoyable and rewarding way to meet people and support the work we do. To find out more, call us on 01342 323029 or email us at

Friends of Standen Estate

Friends of Standen Estate are a group of enthusiastic volunteers that support and fundraise for the conservation and restoration of the gardens and estate at Standen.

Supporter groups

Many local towns and districts have a National Trust supporter group. They organise programmes of lectures and visits for their members and support our work at Standen by promoting what we do and raising money for projects.

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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