Volunteering at Avebury
Do you fancy volunteering at Avebury, where an ancient stone circle, museum and manor house can be found in the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site? Volunteers are essential to us, helping us to care for special places and share them with visitors. Find out all you need to know about joining our team, or volunteering as part of a corporate group.
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.
Volunteering at Avebury
There are many different ways to get involved in all of the different parts that make up Avebury. From helping visitors to the Manor house or museum, to caring for the countryside, raising vital funds and much more.
We'll give you all the training you need, with regular sessions to help you update your knowledge and familiarise yourself with Avebury. There are lots of opportunities to meet up with other volunteers, with regular socials, trips and a Christmas party.
There's no fixed amount of shifts to cover or hours to volunteer - we're very flexible, and most roles have an online rota so that you can sign up to as much as you wish.
Here are a few examples of the different volunteer roles available:
Avebury Manor room guide
Room guides have a vital role to play in bringing places to life, inspiring visitors and helping them learn more about Avebury in an interesting and enjoyable way.
Visitor welcome volunteer
Welcome volunteers provide a warm welcome for all visitors, answer any immediate questions, help them to orientate themselves and give them the information they need to ensure they have an enjoyable visit.
If you'd like to be first to see all the new items coming into the shop, want to develop your retail experience, or have years of experience you'd like to put to good use, then helping in the shop could be the right role for you.
Avebury chapel is a rare gem, as it lies right in the centre of the largest stone circle in the world, with an uninterrupted view over the standing stones.
Get in touch about volunteering at Avebury
There are lots of experiences across the beautiful Wiltshire countryside which are perfect for your company or business volunteering days.
You can unlock your team’s potential while developing skills and relationships, all the time supporting the conservation work of the National Trust.
Variety of roles
The diverse roles vary from meeting and greeting visitors at summer solstice or at Avebury Manor and garden, to helping countryside rangers repair the turf of Avebury henge or helping with scrub clearance at Pepperbox Hill.
Joining the team for the day and taking time out of the office, will make an incredible difference to both us and your employees.
Corporate volunteering roles
- Ragwort pulling at the Neolithic henge of Figsbury Ring, or at Lockeridge Dene, site of an unusual sarsen boulder stream
- Hazel coppicing in the Stonehenge landscape
- Hay raking at West Kennet Farm
- Making Christmas decorations for Avebury Manor
- Dressing Avebury Manor for Christmas
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.
Find out more about the history of the area including research from two archaeological and geophysical surveys in 2017. Discover new findings at this important site.
Visiting Avebury and the surrounding landscape is a unique experience. The area contains multiple Neolithic and Bronze Age features including the largest stone circle in the world which you can enter and explore.
If you’d like to become more involved in a volunteer or social group in Bath, Bristol and the surrounding areas, read on to find out more.