Volunteering

Secure your place in history!

The Hall, gardens and grounds have been lovingly restored by our team of dedicated volunteers since 1980. We are always keen to welcome new enthusiastic people to help take care of our unique historic house and gardens and help open its doors to more visitors. Join our friendly volunteer team and share your existing experience and skills or learn new skills while you work in a beautiful setting.

Garden & grounds volunteers

Working with our garden team you could be involved in planting, pruning, maintaining paths, or developing the plant nursery side of our productive Walled Garden, with sales of plants supporting our continued garden development. Our varied outdoor volunteer roles aim to conserve precious natural environments for people and for wildlife. Get involved in tasks like woodland management, maintaining fencing and pathways around our nature walks, protecting the natural habitats of our wide variety of local wildlife. No experience is needed, just plenty of enthusiasm and team spirit!

Visitor experience volunteers

Our friendly, passionate team of volunteers deliver excellent interpretation and customer service to our visitors through a variety of different roles. We have volunteer tour guides, Front of House stewards, room stewards and book room stewards. On special events days, we also have volunteers parking cars, running activities for children and selling refreshments. We are always on the look out for new history enthusiasts to join our team and share our wonderful heritage with our visitors. All that you need is a passion for history and good customer service skills. All training is provided and you are encouraged to expand your knowledge of the Hall’s history at your own pace.

Tea room volunteers

From April 2019, we hope to have our own volunteer-run tea room, ‘Willughby’s Tea Room’, open to the public on Sundays and special event days. The tea room will sell hot and cold drinks, cakes and other snacks. We are looking for friendly, responsible individuals to join a brand-new team of hospitality volunteers and keep our visitors feeling comfortable and refreshed.

For more information about how to get involved please email us at enquiries@middleton-hall.co.uk or call us on 01827 283095.

Becoming a Trustee

As a charitable trust we are governed by our Board of Trustees we are currently recruiting for new trustees, if you would like more information please look at our leaflet on Becoming a Trustee.

If you are interested in work experience placements or internships, please click here.

Testimonials

“Volunteering is not about individual achievement, its teamwork. The herb garden and Walled Garden have been transformed. I know exactly which parts I planted myself, like the poppies and the foxgloves, but that’s just a small part of it. Hearing visitors’ comments is useful and satisfying. Coming across wildlife whilst working is a bonus – hedgehogs, snakes, a variety of birds and insects. I would encourage others to volunteer here, especially if they want to try something new, meet different people, be part of a team and contribute to Middleton Hall’s survival and success. And we need their skills, knowledge and manpower!” – Paula, Gardens and Grounds Volunteer

“I like to get involved in events such as Plant Hunters’ Fair, Middleton Motors Monthly and seasonal events in the winter. The variety of tasks I undertake include: selling plants, fruit and jams grown and/or made on site; selling drinks and snacks to visitors and welcoming visitors into the Hall on Front of House. I work full-time but I started volunteering at Middleton Hall on some weekends because it’s fun and I feel like I am making a difference to the charity. It is very satisfying knowing that Middleton-produced plants and produce are making a small amount of money that gets invested back into the Trust. I would most certainly recommend volunteering to others as it is fulfilling, enjoyable and you meet lots of interesting people.” Mary, Events Volunteer