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Volunteering at Croome

Large group of volunteers listening to guide in front of Croome House
Volunteers at Croome | © National Trust Images/Dawn Biggs

We simply wouldn't be able to look after Croome and create wonderful experiences for our visitors without the amazing people who give their time to volunteer.

Ways to volunteer at Croome

Volunteers can get involved in many different areas including in the Court, ensuring visitors have a fantastic visit and helping us to look after the historic building. There is the RAF Museum, where volunteers bring stories of Croome’s wartime history to life and learn from visitors with their own RAF connections.

There are opportunities across Croome, from orientating visitors in the car park to greeting them at visitor reception. From looking after the second-hand bookshop to clearing tables in our café, there is a wealth of activity to explore.

We appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different. We are keen to find ways to involve volunteers in as many ways as possible, including short term volunteering for skills development and flexible opportunities to fit around other commitments.

How to become a volunteer at Croome

Please check the join-in page (click this link) for a list of our current volunteer opportunities at Croome or complete an expression of interest form, and we’ll be in touch. You can also email

We also look after The Firs, Elgar’s Birthplace in Lower Broadheath. You can also search for the current opportunities there on the join-in page.

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.

Friends group volunteers organising a musical concert at Croome Park, Worcestershire
Volunteers setting up a music concert at Croome | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Volunteering Charter

You can also read the Volunteering Charter to find out more about what volunteers can expect from their experience and what we ask of our volunteers. Created for, and by, volunteers and staff, it includes a practical guide for volunteers and volunteer managers, along with information on our commitment to volunteering.

Work experience opportunities at Croome

Secondary school work experience

Croome provides valuable and varied work experience placements for students aged 14 years and above. These placements are available at set times throughout the year. The aim of work experience at Croome is to give students an insight into what it is like to work at a busy visitor attraction, specialising in heritage and conservation. The student will gain experience in service skills and visitor operations.

Every year we have more work experience requests than we can accommodate. We do prioritise applications from schools and learning centres within a 15-mile radius to Croome.

You can apply for work experience by searching for Croome on the join-in page. You can also email

Higher and further education placements

We can facilitate a limited number of placements throughout the year for students aged eighteen and over. These placements are assessed based on capacity and resource. If you have a specific interest in a placement at Croome, please email with your enquiry.

The Friends of Croome

The Friends is an official National Trust supporter group and aims to promote Croome's work, fundraise and to provide social activities.

Many projects have been completed thanks to the Friends and their range of events are always very popular.

Visit the Friends of Croome Website

National Trust supporter groups

Join in at a National Trust Centre, social groups of National Trust members that promote the work of its local National Trust places with lots of events to raise money and enjoy good company.

Local centres include Worcester and Malvern and Cheltenham and Gloucester. Visit our supporter groups page below to find a National Trust Centre near you.

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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