Why volunteer

From making new friends to enhancing your CV, volunteering is a great opportunity to make a real difference

Garden volunteers enjoying a tea break at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Why I volunteer...

" My experiences as a volunteer at Gibside have been overwhelmingly positive. It has added another gratifying dimension to an already busy life."
- Angus Bryne, Tour guide volunteer
Guided tour in the chapel of St Cuthbert's at Farne Islands, Northumberland

Meet our volunteers 

Get to know the volunteers that give up their time to care for our places in this round-up of our volunteer articles and profiles.

Volunteer gardener cutting the grass at Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset

Become a volunteer 

Each year thousands of volunteers join us in caring for all the special places you love. See what things they help us do and find the latest opportunities.

Find a volunteer role

Whatever you're looking for, we have many opportunities to choose from at places near you