Property Services Volunteer

National Trust at Dunster Castle

Name: Property Services Volunteer
Organisation: National Trust at Dunster Castle


As a Property Services Volunteer you’ll assist with maintenance tasks in the house, outbuildings and grounds of the site, helping to keep our special places safe and accessible for our visitors.

What's involved:

Assisting with maintenance tasks around the site, such as repairing broken fixtures and fittings, painting, changing light bulbs, litter picking, cleaning signs, sweeping paths and weeding – though we will tailor tasks to best suit your skills and abilities and will always agree the way of approaching the task.

Repairing of stone walls (subject to experience, or we will provide training) and paths.

Preparing for events by constructing marquees, moving furniture, placing signage and helping to clear up after the event.

Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy at all times.

There may be other activities where we could use your help.

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Organisation Description

The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, revenue raised from our commercial operations.
We mow have .35 million members and 43000 volunteers. More than 12 million people visit our pay for entry properties, while an estimated 50 million visit our open air properties.
We protect and open to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills.
But is doesn't stop there. We also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.

Room volunteers, helping with events, administration, buggy driving, volunteer photographer, raffle ticket seller, civil ceremony assisting, wildlife interpreter, garden stewards/interpretation, living history tour guides, and general tour guides.

We have a summer barbeque, outing and Christmas party. After 50hours each volunteer gets a card that allows them into other National Trust properties free and 20% discount in Trust catering and retail outlets.

We provide tea, coffee and biscuits as well as any expenses incurred during duty and travel expenses. You will not have to commit to a particular role at the early stages and can apply for several roles, in order to try them out first.

Dunster Castle prides itself on its welcoming and friendly atmosphere for all its supporters.


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Cause / Interests

  • Heritage

Types of Activity

  • DIY / Odd Jobs
  • Construction
  • Outdoors

Skills and Qualifications


This role will suit you if you are someone who enjoys doing practical tasks both indoors and outdoors and have a good eye for detail.

You’ll also like working either as part of a team or on your own initiative.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: By getting involved you could Become part of a friendly and dedicated team. Meet people from all walks of life and make new friends. Enjoy new experiences and learn something new every day. Help the National Trust to maintain Dunster Castle & Gardens. Tr
Other: NA

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