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Volunteer at Beningbrough

Two people looking at parts of the collection in a glass case
Share the stories of Beningbrough with visitors | © National Trust / Anthony Chappel-Ross

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.

Gardener at work in the Kitchen Garden at Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire.
Spend your time in the great outdoors keeping everywhere neat and tidy | © National Trust Images/John Millar

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.

The best bit is that at the end of the day, you know you made someone smile by telling them something new that they didn’t expect. It is so fulfilling to know you helped make their experience that little bit better.

A quote by Student and volunteer

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

A group planting trees on a tenant farm at Lodge Park in Gloucestershire
Make a difference in to the places where you live and work | © National Trust Images / James Dobson

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

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

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