Volunteer

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Volunteering with us is a fantastic way to gain or develop your knowledge, skills and experience. We offer a variety of roles to suit all ages, abilities and backgrounds and full training and support will be provided. Our volunteer opportunities are flexible so whether you want to volunteer on a long term, short term, or one-off basis we are likely to have something that can fit in with your time commitment.

Volunteering opportunities include:

Administrative tasks

Historic research

Community stakeholder engagement

Heritage Open Days

Organising events and workshops

Fundraising

To find out more about the current volunteering opportunities, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact us using the form below.

What’s it like to be a volunteer with the Trust?

I first came across the Trust whilst studying for an MSc in Historic Building Conservation, when Diana and Rosie kindly invited me to a meeting of key stakeholders looking to save a truly remarkable building, the Tin Tabernacle in Kilburn. Seeing them in action, I got a real feel for the difference the Trust could make, both in terms of saving vulnerable buildings and bringing real social benefits to local communities. This inspired me to approach the Trust and offer them my skills as an unpaid volunteer and I’ve never looked back. 

Being a volunteer should always be a two way process with the volunteer, not just the organisation, benefitting from the arrangement and I can truly say that this has been my experience of volunteering with the Trust.  They have offered me opportunities to volunteer in a wide variety of areas, utilising the skills I have to give from both my career and my Masters. I have undertaken primary and archival research to uncover the history of a pair of Chapels at South Ealing Cemetery whilst also undertaking a community engagement campaign for the same project. I’ve also been able to input into a project to deliver the Trust’s Strategic Plan, to lead on a rebranding exercise, and to lead on the redesign of the website. I’m also now helping the Trust with developing its stakeholder engagement strategy. Having given up my time and skills to help the Trust I’ve benefited in return by getting valuable first-hand insight into how the process for saving buildings at risk works and from the new networks I’ve been able to develop with the people I’ve met. 

I would strongly recommend volunteering with the Trust to anyone that is considering it, particularly if you have skills in community consultation, event management or fundraising as these are areas where the Trust needs help from volunteers in order to deliver its strategic objectives.

Philip Smith (former volunteer and now a Trustee and member of the Building Committee)

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