Volunteer (Former Employee) – Woolsthorpe – 1 February 2018
Helped out with a lot of installations and kept busy majority of the time. location was cold and poorly lit due to the age of the house and no functional heaters were in place. offered an opportunity to give back to the community and make the experience more enjoyable
chance to further my skills with working with a project
Volunteer at Sutton Hoo (Former Employee) – Woodbridge – 17 September 2017
I love volunteering at Sutton Hoo. Everyone at the property is extremely nice, the breaks are often (and include free tea and coffee), and the expense money is very good You also get a 20% discount off all food and gifts.
Exciting and fun family orientated work environment.
Osterely Park Volunteering (Former Employee) – Osterley, Greater London – 20 August 2017
I learnt to interact with young children as I worked on a Halloween based event that was setup in the grounds of Osterley for the benefit of families. Some of the Halloween based activities required physical strength for example setting up marquees.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Southwell, Nottinghamshire – 22 July 2017
I started at the Trust last week as a volunteer, so I'm not sure I'm really the right person to review this. So far however it's been very pleasant - everyone I've met's been nice, and the work itself is fulfilling.
Tea and Biscuits, getting to share passion for history
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Brownsea Island – 22 May 2017
very enjoyable place to work. everyone is very kind and supportive of each other and always there to help. as it was voluntary work there was no pay. the hours were not long and if you couldn't complete a task in the amount of time you had there was no pressure to stay on and finish it there and then.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Lyme Park – 11 March 2017
Both management and the volunteers at National Trust made it a fabulous place to work, all trusting and understanding, we all worked as a team assisting each other. Through this placement I was able to realise that communicating with others to inform is a highly rewarding whilst also learning the skills of who wishes to be approached.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Huddersfield – 6 March 2017
I volunteered for this trust for five years, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone, As a volunteer you always felt supported and kept in the loop as to what was going on in the trust, never made to feel any less than a staff member
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Hackney – 27 May 2016
There are so many different and interesting jobs to do with the National Trust, from helping families with special holiday activities to helping with the preservation of displayed furniture. No two days are ever the same, which is what makes working here so worthwhile.
Volunteer Room Guide (Current Employee) – ENG – 29 July 2015
Volunteering somewhere like the National Trust is rewarding in many different ways: you get to meet lots of different types of people and sharing local history is always rewarding. It is also nice to know that you are preserving a portion of English culture.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 23 July 2015
I loved the experience working in Speke Hall with all extremely knowledgeable volunteers who made me feel welcome and taught me so much. During Summer Holidays, I received the chance to be a room guide and got the chance to work in a variety of rooms in the house all with different stories. I enjoy talking and engaging with the public, of all ages and abilities.
Being the public face of a popular tourist attraction
Volunteer, National Trust (Current Employee) – Petworth House, West Sussex – 20 October 2014
The best thing about being a volunteer at Petworth House is the chance to meet and interact with the visitors and to share knowledge with them in a friendly manner. I love answering their questions and sharing information with them. On a typical day, I can be giving a series of introductory talks in the morning each lasting about 15 minutes bringing the people who occupied the house over the centuries to life, and spending the afternoon as a steward in any one of the state rooms or kitchens. As a founding member of the Costumed Interpreation Team, I can be bringing to life the role of the House Steward or the Chef, explaining their lives to visitors of all ages. Being a house of art as well as a historic home, I have found out a huge amount about paintings and sculpture that I missed in education. Through good management, I have been able to make the most of my inter-personal skills, and encouraged to participate in the Volunteer Steering Group, representing the views of my co-workers and working with staff at a strategic level. Like many organisations, the National Trust simply could not function without us as effectively. Hardest part of the job? Keeping warm in the winter months undoubtedly!
Interesting co-workesr from all walks of life; 20% discount on all NT products
Volunteering for National Trust at Chartwell (Current Employee) – Westerham, Kent. – 27 July 2014
I love doing volunteering at Chartwell, as every week is different, every job is very challenging and most of all its outdoors. The views are great and the people you end up working with, really are amazing people.
Calendar House in Falkirk is steeped in History and to be able to be a part of that for a short while as a volunteer was inspirational. I helped catalogue and digitalize historical documents. I advised the public on tracing family ancestry and assisted the staff with cleaning, and caring for historical documents.
The management were extremely helpful and encouraged my desire to work within the heritage and culture industry.
Fantastic work environment and staff, a dream career and hands-on experience.
It was unfortunate that I could not work here full-time as a member of staff.