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Volunteering at Greyfriars

A volunteer talks to visitors inside the house at Greyfriars in Worcester surrounded by wooden panelled walls and fabric wall hangings
Discover more at Greyfriars | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

From the house and garden to the café and second-hand bookshop, volunteers are undeniably important when it comes to everything at Greyfriars. They breathe life into all corners of this 500-year-old house, and their knowledge, skills and dedication ensure visitors have an enjoyable experience.

Volunteer opportunities available now:

Food and Beverage Volunteer

Imagine a world without cakes! Our Food and Beverage volunteers understand the importance of a little sit-down, and help visitors to relax, refuel and refresh during their visit to Greyfriars.

Outdoor Welcome Volunteer

Are you looking to give a little time to volunteer this summer? If you're someone who loves meeting new people and spending time outdoors, all while extending a cheerful welcome and helping others get the most out of their day out, then Outdoor Welcome could be the perfect volunteering role for you!

Tour Guide Volunteer

Make new friends, spend time in an amazing place and indulge your love for heritage – three fantastic reasons to volunteer as a Tour Guide at Greyfriars.

Tour guide volunteers play an important role in delivering engaging and memorable experiences. Every day they transport visitors back in time, telling stories about Greyfriars with unmatched enthusiasm and bringing the house to life in a way that can be appreciated by everyone.

Tour guiding is a very rewarding experience and a great way to get involved. Whether you’re looking to share your passion for history with others or simply give something back, you’ll discover something interesting every time you volunteer and always have the support of a dedicated team.

"I love meeting different people and learning something new about Greyfriars every week. Also we get so much positive feedback from the people on the tour, plus it’s fun working with the other volunteers and the rest of the team."

A quote by Claire HNational Trust Tour Guide Volunteer

Why join us as a volunteer?

There are some wonderful advantages to volunteering, whether you want to:

  • Strengthen your CV and help develop your career
  • Form new friendships and be part of a dedicated team
  • Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
  • Learn about Greyfriars' history and the work of the National Trust

Whatever your reason, we'd love to hear from you.

If you have any questions and would like to get in touch with a member of the team, please get in touch by emailing

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the team!

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