Volunteer recruitment weekend at Stourhead

Volunteer recruitment weekend at Stourhead

Published by Mike Draper at 4:01am 8th February 2020.

3 minute read

The National Trust is looking for more help at the hugely popular Wiltshire visitor attraction.

They are particularly keen to hear from those who're enthusiastic about people, history, gardens and conservation.

The Stourhead team is looking for more volunteers to care for, and share the story of, the world-famous landscape garden and Palladian house, near Mere.

  • Volunteer recruitment days are taking place at Stourhead this weekend, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February
  • The sessions are at the Memorial Hall in Stourton
  • They are open from 10.30am to 12.30pm


There will be a short presentation and an opportunity to talk to staff and volunteers about the roles available. The recruitment team will be on hand to answer any questions.

A Stourhead volunteer assistant carrying out conservation and cleaning work in one of the rooms at the house.
Volunteer conservation assistant gets hands on with the collection.

Over 500 volunteers in a wide range of roles currently work alongside the staff team at Stourhead, ensuring the collection is cared for and that visitors have a great experience.

Hannah Bester, Volunteering Officer said:

"I feel very lucky to work with our wonderful team of volunteers. The magic of Stourhead is infectious and everyone is so passionate about this special place and the work of the National Trust, and there's always something new to learn or do. I particularly love meeting our new volunteers at their induction day and then seeing them enjoying their roles. It shows me that the benefits of volunteering go far beyond helping our visitors have a great day."

  • As a National Trust volunteer you'll be able to share your knowledge and experiences but also work alongside experts
  • There's always something new to learn
  • Many roles are flexible offering the ability to fit volunteering around your time and availability
  • There are great opportunities to make new friends and join in with trips or events as well

The team will be recruiting to a wide range of volunteer roles including room guides, garden guides, fundraising assistants, buggy drivers, shuttle drivers, welcome assistants, restaurant assistants. events volunteers and a marketing and communication role.

Stourhead volunteer recruitment Feb 2020 (NTI 1352202) – (copyright  National Trust Images Chris Lacey)
There's lots of fun to be had volunteering at Stourhead.


To ask questions about the volunteer recruitment weekend, or volunteering in general at Stourhead, contact Jean Booth, the Volunteer Co-ordinator at Stourhead on 01747 842012.

You can also email Jean Booth here: jean.booth@nationaltrust.org.uk

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