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Volunteering at Avebury

Visitors and room guide reading an archive newspaper in the Kitchen at Avebury Manor, Wiltshire
Visitors in the Kitchen at Avebury, Wiltshire | © National Trust Images / James Dobson

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.

Volunteer roles

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.

Retail volunteer

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.

Chapel volunteer

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

If you’re interested in volunteering at Avebury, email us at avebury@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 01672 539250

Staff volunteering at Avebury in Wiltshire, helping to re-turf worn out areas around the stone circle.
Corporate staff re-turfing worn out areas around Avebury stone circle | © National Trust Images/Emma Weston

Corporate volunteering

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

To find out more about corporate volunteering, contact Emma Talbot on: 01672 538017 or by email at: avebury@nationaltrust.org.uk

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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