Volunteer opportunities at Charlecote Park
Charlecote’s volunteers make every day special for our visitors, helping to look after the house, gardens and parkland, as well as sharing and preserving Charlecote’s history. Find out how to get involved and join over 300 volunteers who bring this special place to life.
Do you fancy helping out in the house? We're looking for house host volunteers to help out on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. If you'd like to find out more about the role or to register your interest head over to MyVolunteering
Open days for new volunteers
We hold regular open days for potential new volunteers, where you’ll find information about current opportunities and discover what it’s like to volunteer here.
Book into an information session on Wednesday 27 September 2023 from 10am - 1pm to ask our team about volunteering at Charlecote Park.
Please email email@example.com if you'd like to register your interest.
A variety of roles to choose from
With volunteers offering a helping hand in all departments, there are lots of ways to get involved – from room guiding in the house to serving up refreshments in the café.
Most volunteering roles involve sharing Charlecote’s stories with visitors and working as part of a team. You don’t need to be an expert, but we’re looking for people with genuine enthusiasm for history, landscape or wildlife, and a willingness to share your passion for Charlecote with visitors.
If you can’t see a role that suits you, or you have a specialist skill you feel would be useful, feel free to get in touch – we’re always looking for new people to help us bring Charlecote to life.
Benefits of volunteering
Volunteering at Charlecote is a chance to enjoy new experiences, make friends, learn skills, broaden your knowledge and share your enthusiasm. For many, it's as simple as giving something back.
We’ll give you plenty of training and a thorough induction to your new role, and once you’re settled, you’ll find lots of opportunities to get involved in other areas.
Regular volunteers will benefit from free entry to National Trust places, discounts in our shops and cafés, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes talks at Charlecote. We’ll keep you updated with the latest news and opportunities with a fortnightly newsletter.
Many volunteering roles at Charlecote are flexible and we’re happy to work around you. Rostering is self-managed through an online booking system so you can sign up for shifts that suit you.
Some roles lend themselves to more seasonal time commitments, while others are available year-round. Weekday and weekend shifts are available.
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.
Hear from a Charlecote volunteer
Volunteer photographer Jana is one of 300 volunteers who offer a helping hand at Charlecote. Jana’s photography brings Charlecote’s website and social media channels to life, but she’s also a skilled baker. You may have seen photos of her incredible gingerbread creations as part of our Christmas interpretation in previous years.
Caring for her children with autism is Jana’s priority and she says: ‘I love walking and photography, and National Trust membership has helped me keep my sanity as my children have been growing up. When I’m looking through my camera, it’s the only time when my mind is clear of thoughts about my day-to-day challenges.’
‘Volunteering at Charlecote means I can give something back to the place that has given me so much enjoyment. As soon as I started I felt like I was part of a community.’
– Jana, photography volunteer at Charlecote
Duke of Edinburgh Award
In previous years we have been proud supporters of the Duke of Edinburgh award. We are currently taking a short break while we tackle several major conservation and improvement projects taking place at Charlecote, but hope to be able to support the award again from June 2023.
Unfortunately, we’re unable to accommodate under-16s for volunteering, work experience and internships at the moment.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
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