Have a skill to offer?  Help run the Charity and make it thrive simply with your passion for organisation and efficiency, and bring along too any specific professional qualifications and skills that you’ve gained along the way!

Nature Conservation

Work alongside nature enthusiasts and learn about the wildlife of the site and   how to preserve and develop natural habitats in this site of open grassland,   waterways and woodland. Projects also include clearing paths and creating   views, and developing areas for education about wildlife. You will work in beautiful surroundings helping wildlife to thrive and making the nature of the   site a special experience for visitors and schoolchildren. 


By keeping the visitor area looking lovely and at its best, you will  increase the visitor experience, encourage repeat visits and and help show off the site. Projects include mowing grass, cutting back shrubs, clearing roads and pathways, litter picking, brushing down our outside exhibits. Sometimes you will be part of the team getting ready for big events or making the grounds safe for school children to use as a between lessons. 

History Projects

You can help us make the most of our own collection of archives and rich heritage across the site. Projects include helping the staff and the history volunteers assemble documents for digitising, researching aspects of history and helping to build nature stories for social media to interest the public in the site their heritage.

Office Projects

Volunteers help us in a variety of office projects, from creating essential event signage and databases to self-contained projects. Why not get in touch and let us know what you’d like to do?

Business Group

Looking to extend skills and experience?  Or keep connected, as retirement beckons?  If you have a professional skill you’d love to donate for the welfare of the Charity, come and talk about our Business Group.  Projects are stimulating, the problems are fascinating - and we need to be the best to do the best for this incredibly important historic site.  You will be welcomed and supported.  We would like to hear from you all, but at this point of time we particularly welcome people with skills in:

  • Marketing
  • Commerce
  • Finance

Would you like to know more?


Trustees carry legal responsibility for the Charity.  Our trustees work hard for the well-being of the site, and actively support staff and volunteers as colleagues and pick up projects when time allows.  You can read about our current trustees here.

We are currently recruiting for trustees (unpaid position) and full details can be found on our Jobs page.