91 years of volunteering

Volunteers are the forefront of the National Trust. We are fortunate to have the support of more than 450 volunteers in the house department (with over 700 working across the property).

The roles are varied with 16 different opportunities from tour guiding, making costumes, flower arranging or room guiding and all are vital to keeping Polesden Lacey alive.

Room Guide welcoming guests

Room Guide welcoming guests (© Kate Lloyd)

Already this year our house volunteers have given up 21,426 hours of their time! That’s the equivalent of 892 days! We’ve got opportunities for everyone at Polesden Lacey. Our youngest volunteer is aged 6 and our most mature is 97.

Young pianist playing the Steinway

Young pianist playing the Steinway in the Gold Room (© Sophie West)

Young pianist at the piano (© Sophie West)

Some people volunteer for the chance to meet new people, whilst others want to share their passion for history or conservation with the public. Click here to read Ken’s story, as to why he’s still volunteering at the grand age of 92.

Have you considered volunteering? We’d love to hear from you. Email our recruitment team at plvolunteering@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

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