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Volunteer opportunities at Brockhampton

Volunteers building a nature hide in the parkland at Brockhampton, Herefordshire
Volunteers building a nature hide in the parkland at Brockhampton | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

With the Reimagining Orchards Project taking place over the next three years as well as the general every day running of the estate there are plenty of volunteering opportunities available here at Brockhampton. Find out more about how you can join the team.

Join our team

We’re always looking for extra help at Brockhampton. If you’d like to try something new, then why not see what kind of opportunities we can offer you?

The many benefits of volunteering

As well as helping us to care for this special place, you’ll be taking away valuable experience. Volunteering always looks excellent on a CV and can be a very rewarding thing to do. You’ll meet new friends along the way and learn lots of new skills.

Choose your own hours

Here at Brockhampton, you can volunteer as often as you’d like. There are no set hours, we are just grateful for some extra help.

We are happy to cover the cost of your travel to get to and from Brockhampton.

Volunteers keep Brockhampton running

As a volunteer, your input is important to us, as Brockhampton couldn’t run without your generous support and time.

Why not give it a go? Find out how you can get involved.

Ways to volunteer at Brockhampton

Brockhampton relies on the kind people who offer their time in any way they can to look after this historic estate and bring it to life for our visitors. Here's a sample of the various roles volunteers are currently enjoying.

Visitor experience volunteers

If you like being hands-on and creative, then this may be the role for you. Visitor experience is all about delivering memorable events and experiences. If you’re a real people person with a crafty flare then why not try your hand at helping us create children’s trails, storytelling activities or craft sessions?

Volunteer Guide with visitors in Lower Brockhampton, the medieval manor house on the Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire
Volunteer Guide with visitors in Lower Brockhampton | © National Trust Images/John Millar

House volunteers

Help bring the history of the medieval manor house to life by interacting with visitors, welcoming them to the house, talking to them about the history and engaging with families through trails and other activities.

Welcome volunteers

An enthusiastic meeter and greeter, able to inspire, think on their feet and happy to adapt from quiet to busy. You’ll be encouraging visitors to benefit from what Brockhampton has to offer, selling children's trails, scanning cards, promoting membership and more.

If any of the above sounds like you, please get in touch and share your skills.

‘I enjoy history and sharing this knowledge with other people... My favourite part of volunteering is all the different people I get to meet and if I was to persuade a friend to volunteer, I’d say ‘just do it, you will never regret it’ because it’s fun and you meet some very interesting people.’

- Anne, house and conservation volunteer

Other ways to get involved

As well as regular volunteering there are also opportunities to get involved through Duke of Edinburgh awards, internships and work experience.

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

Get in touch about volunteering at Brockhampton

Interested in finding out more about volunteering at Brockhampton? Pop in and speak to a member of the team, give us a call on 01885 482077 or email the team at to find out more.

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