Get involved at Newstead Abbey

Current Opportunities are below

Newstead Abbey is a beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, Newstead was home to the poet Lord Byron between 1808 - 1814. Inside the Abbey there is much to explore including Victorian room settings, and the poets private apartments.

The gardens and parkland at Newstead Abbey cover more than 300 acres with paths that meander past lakes, ponds and waterfalls.  The formal gardens are the perfect place to relax and offer something in all seasons from the bright colours of the rhododendrons in late spring to the Japanese maples in autumn.

Vital for the service and personally rewarding to those who get involved, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with us. We rely on our volunteers as their gift of time and commitment makes a genuine difference to the work we are able to achieve as a service. Roles range from working with the public, helping with family-friendly activities, assisting curatorial staff, or simply mucking in with the upkeep of our beautiful gardens. For the majority of roles, no specialist knowledge is required; you just need buckets of enthusiasm, a friendly can-do attitude and a willingness to get stuck in.

Current opportunities to get involved are below.

Front of House Assistant: Provide information and assistance to enhance the visitor’s experience by welcoming visitors, providing information about the history of the site and supervising the contents of each room ensuring their safety. Click to read more.   Currently a waiting list for this role. Contact us to be added to the waiting list.

Gardeners: Working as part of a team, you would be helping our gardeners with the upkeep and development of the 38 acres gardens at Newstead Abbey so that they can be enjoyed by all visitors. Click to read more. 

Family Activity Centre Helpers: Welcome visitors and to encourage them to join in a range of fun free family friendly activities around the Abbey.  Click to read more. 

If you see a role you’re interested in, please complete an application form and return it to us.