Volunteer at Highciffe Castle

Join our team of dedicated volunteers

You’ll be part of a large, friendly team who share a passion for Highcliffe Castle. Learn new skills, add valuable experience to your CV and make new friends. So whether you want to pursue a career in heritage, or just want to meet new people and indulge your passion, we want to hear from you.

Welcome our visitors

As a Visitor Reception volunteer, you’ll be the first point of contact for visitors coming into the Castle. You’ll give each visitor a warm and friendly welcome, as well as letting them know how to make the most out of their visit. Our Visitor Reception is a busy place where you’ll be processing admission tickets, selling guided tours and items from our shop as well as helping orientate our visitors.


Tell our stories

After the devastating fires in the 1960’s the castle was left a shell and although it has been restored, much of the contents were lost or bought by interested parties. Our tour guides and room stewards have a passion for history and talking to groups of visitors to bring the castle’s interesting past to life.


Delve into our archives

Our team of archive volunteers have an eye for detail and have a passion for research. Although much of our collection is now owned by the V&A museum, we still have many of the original decorations from the castle as well as our paper archive. In Spring 2019 the castle will have bespoke archive and reading rooms and work is already underway to identify and catalogue our collection.


Tending the grounds

The castle sits in 14 acres of land from the manicured Parterre by the Wintergarden to woodland connecting up to Steamer Point Nature Reserve. Our active garden volunteers love being out in the elements and help keep the grounds looking at their best throughout the year, come rain or shine.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Make new friends and learn new skills
  • Join in with social events for our volunteers
  • Discount in our shop
  • Volunteer as much or as little as you like.
  • All we ask is for a minimum of 3 hours a week

Volunteering Enquiry