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- Volunteer Opportunities
Join the Abbotsford Trust as a volunteer and get involved in one of the most fascinating and unique historic places in Scotland!
Volunteers get involved in all sorts of ways at Abbotsford, from gardening in the beautiful walled gardens to guiding tour parties around the historic house, room stewarding, delivering talks to groups around the region, welcoming visitors to the Visitor Centre, supporting us with events and assisting with conservation tasks and research into the collections.
As a small charity, volunteers play a crucial role within the Abbotsford Trust and work closely with our staff team to care for, share and celebrate this unique heritage site with visitors from all around the world and our local community.
We currently have a team of over 100 volunteers of all ages working across our organisation and we’re on the hunt for more local people to get involved and help us make Abbotsford one of the best places to visit - and to volunteer!
Discover what it's like to volunteer with us
Become a Volunteer
Please see our current volunteer vacancies below. We'd love to hear from you if you're interested in joining our team!
If you have any questions about volunteering, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is paramount to the Abbotsford Trust. We have carried out detailed Covid risk assessments for all our volunteer roles. We monitor and adhere to all government and public health advice and guidelines and expect all volunteers, visitors and staff to adhere to our protocols.
Courtyard Welcome Volunteer
We are looking for friendly and outgoing individuals to welcome, assist and enthuse visitors as they explore the house and the unique collections on display at Abbotsford.
Our Volunteer Events Assistants play an essential role in enabling us to deliver a range of events throughout the year.
We are looking for friendly and outgoing individuals to welcome, assist and enthuse visitors as they journey between Abbotsford and Tweedbank station.