Volunteer at Beningbrough
Are you interested in getting more involved with our work at Beningbrough? Find out more about how you can support the charity in other ways beyond visiting and donating, and the most popular volunteering roles.
Currently recruiting for...
House Experience Volunteers
Work in the hall and gallery bringing stories from Beningbrough to life - helping people get the best out of their day, giving everyone a warm welcome and adding the sparkle to any visit. We are particularly looking for new volunteers most days but especially to join the Sunday team.
Ready to apply?
Head to the National Trust volunteering page to search for an opportunity, often by location is the best way to see what roles are currently live. Look out for more details including days of the week and anything more specific to the role on offer. Apply online or complete a speculative application if there isn't a a role to suit just now. Roles are updated and added regularly so it's worth revisiting from time to time.
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.
Other areas volunteers work - not currently recruiting for
Garden and parkland
How does the garden grow? Get hands-on helping the team with everything from weeding and pruning to edging and planting. For larger projects join the parkland team who head out once a week maintaining paths and fences and manage the woodlands on the wider estate. If you can fix it, there are handy-people roles to help keep everything running smoothly.
Visitor Experience Volunteers
This team works seasonally, helping to plan, create and run some of the family events, trail and activities that are key to making school holidays memorable. This role generally needs volunteers during the school holidays and on weekends and bank holidays.
If you're a dab hand at fixing or making and would love to have an outlet, the team are looking for volunteers to get invovled with odd jobs as they arise, or making aspects of the family trails; especially if creating from wood is something you can offer.
Customer service and behind the scenes
If you love people and want to help supporters make the most of their day, then consider joining one of the busy front-facing teams - admissions, retail and food & beverage. Or if you'd rather work behind the scenes, help out in the office with general admin or more specific marketing or facilities tasks.
Secondhand Book Volunteers
Contribute to Beningbrough's fundraising efforts through books. The book team help to move, check, sort and stock up the many bags and boxes we get donated to keep the shelves stocked up for browsing.
Food and Beverage Volunteer
Many things revolve around a cuppa and cake at the National Trust, and the busy team are looking for people to help. Maybe you've been baking for decades or are happier talking to customers and help with clearing tables? If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment then the restaurant could be for you.
Team days / Corporate Volunteering
The parkland is a great place where many hands can make a big impact. If you're looking for a team building or away day with a difference then look no further than supporting the National Trust as a one off day, or regularly over the years. There's always a fence to fix, path to patch-up or trees to maintain.
Get in touch - either with the kind of things you're looking for and we can point you in the right direction, or to find out a little more about what can be offered for your team's next away day.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
We offer corporate team days volunteering at a number of our places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out how to sign up.
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These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
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