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Join us as a volunteer!

Fancy learning a new skill? Love engaging with others and sharing stories? Then we would love you to join us as a volunteer.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

We are currently looking for volunteers to support us in the following roles:

Garden Volunteer

Volunteer with our dedicated Gardens team - do you enjoy keeping active, finding out about the conservation of our grounds, it's wildlife and learning some new gardening skills?

Garden Volunteer - Role Description

Event Volunteer

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust holds a variety of events throughout the year and we would like you to help us deliver them, and get the chance to enjoy the events yourself.

Event Volunteer - Role Description

Shakespeare Houses

Garden Host Volunteer

Join our Shakespeare Houses Operations team to talk and engage with our visitors about the garden, house and site within Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s Birthplace or Shakespeare’s New Place gardens.

Garden Host Volunteer - Role Description

Visitor Welcome Volunteer

Join our Shakespeare Houses Operations team to help us create a wonderful experience for our global audiences. This includes welcoming visitors to our sites, explaining our ticket booking process or checking visitors’ tickets as they enter, engaging in conversation with visitors about the Shakespeare family homes including the gardens and wider grounds.

Visitor Welcome Volunteer - Role Description


Learning Activity Volunteer

Join our Learning Team to assist in running the high quality informal learning activities across our sites. This includes setting up and packing away the informal learning spaces, engaging visitors with the activities on offer, providing visitors with information about current and future activities and events, and encouraging them to provide feedback.

Learning Activity Volunteer - Role Description

Schools' Workshop Volunteer

Join our Learning Team to contribute to the delivery of established and high quality educational programmes for Primary School children (5-11). This includes setting up and packing away the learning spaces, interacting with teachers and pupils, leading small group work and preparing learning resources.

Schools' Workshop Volunteer - Role Description

To Apply

Please visit the page 'apply to become a volunteer with us'.

If you'd like to know more you can check out some of our blog pages to see what our amazing volunteers get up to.

"I get the opportunity to meet visitors from all around the world!"

— 2019 Volunteer Survey response
Hall's Croft
Hall's Croft, Old Town

"There is a great feeling of togetherness and camaraderie among the staff and volunteers.”

— 2019 Volunteer Survey response


Hear from some of our current volunteers and find out more about all the wonderful benefits of volunteering.

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