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Volunteer opportunities at Hanbury Hall

A visitor sits on the sofa in the Ladies Parlour at Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire, laughing with a volunteer as they listen to records on the old gramophone.
Help our visitors have a great day out | © National Trust Images/John Millar

A country retreat in the heart of Worcestershire with a William and Mary-style house and formal garden and park, Hanbury Hall offers a glimpse into life at the turn of the 18th century. The volunteer team here play a vital role in looking after this historic estate and bringing those stories to life. Find out more about volunteering at Hanbury and how you can join the team.

Join our team

Our volunteers are Hanbury and we've got lots of interesting roles in our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Everyone plays a vital role in looking after Hanbury and helping visitors enjoy their day. It’s also the perfect way to make new friends and give something back to your local community.

‘Sharing your knowledge with visitors is inspirational especially if you can engage with the children. Engaging visitors when in costume is magic, watch their eyes light up when you tell the stories from the past.’

- Tony, Host Volunteer & member of the Hanbury Players

Get in touch about volunteering at Hanbury Hall

Interested in finding out more about volunteering at Hanbury Hall? Pop in and speak to a member of the team, give us a call on 01527 821214 or email the team to find out more.

Four gardeners and volunteers standing in a row clipping the box topiary in the Parterre at Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire
The team at work in the Parterre | © National Trust Images/Jonathan Buckley

Ways to volunteer at Hanbury Hall

From bringing the house to life for our visitors as they discover more about Hanbury Hall’s past, to maintaining the Formal Garden to keep it beautiful for years to come, there’s a lot to get involved in as a volunteer.

We're currently recruiting for the following roles:

Visitor Experience Volunteers - Our Visitor Experience volunteers provide a warm welcome to everybody, making sure our visitors get the most from their time with us. Volunteers help the Hanbury Hall team to exceed our visitors’ expectations, every time, and for everyone.

As well as regular volunteering there are also opportunities to get involved through work experience and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Please get in touch with Amy French for work experience enquiries and Tanya Kirk for Duke of Edinburgh enquiries.

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.

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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