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Volunteering at Elvaston Castle

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? The countryside service provides a range of opportunities for voluntary work.

Volunteers felling trees

Whether you're looking for something completely different to do, want to learn new skills, meet new people or just enjoy being outdoors - there are plenty of practical volunteering opportunities at Elvaston Castle Country Park.


Elvaston rangers and wardens run a weekly mid-week volunteer group that provides invaluable help in managing and maintaining the core historic gardens.


On Thursdays a small group of volunteer gardeners grow fruit and vegetables at an on-site allotment, funded by selling the produce in the Elvaston shop.


Every fortnight a group of conservation volunteers work with us on a Sunday to manage Elvaston's local nature reserve.

Volunteer group

Our volunteer group is a really fun way to meet new people, stay healthy, learn new skills and make a real difference to the park. It's also a great way to build your confidence and gain experience of work within the environmental sector.

Elvaston's volunteer group currently has around 20 members, from various backgrounds and ages. We welcome people with all levels of experience. The only thing we ask for is enthusiasm!


If you're interested in volunteering at Elvaston, whether it's mid-week or as part of a fortnightly group of conservation volunteers at the weekend, email or tel: 01629 533870.