Volunteering at Cumberland Lodge is an experience like none other, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Photo of guests taking part in a guided tour of Cumberland Lodge, visiting the Amy Buller Library

As a charity that embraces ‘difficult conversations’ and ‘disagreeing well’, we specialise in bringing together leaders, influencers, students and young people, to facilitate candid conversations and an open exchange of views. Our work is based in a 17th-century former Royal residence, originally granted to us by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother). It is a beautiful place to work, steeped in the nation's history and full of fascinating stories.

As part of this extraordinary mission, we host a diverse and exciting programme of events throughout the year, including a series of cultural and educational events for our local community.

Whether you are supporting a thought-provoking Cumberland Conversation, providing administrative support, helping us to organise our library and archive collections, or welcoming members of the public to one of our open days, volunteering with Cumberland Lodge promises to be a rewarding experience.

This is an exciting time for Cumberland Lodge. People are at the heart of our mission, and we want to ensure that as many people as possible can experience and contribute to the valuable work that we do.

Our volunteers are very much part of the team at Cumberland Lodge and have the opportunity to contribute in a number of unique ways.

Our volunteers are managed by our Volunteer Volunteering Co-ordinator (VVC), Peter Symonds.

Volunteering roles

We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to join us. Whether it is behind-the-scenes or public-facing, there are a range of volunteering opportunities available.

We have recently filled a variety of roles, including Volunteer Archivist, Volunteer Librarian and Volunteer Administration Assistant.

We are always happy to discuss new ideas for getting involved, so please do get in touch if you think you have skills or experience that might be useful to us.

A copy of our Volunteers' Agreement and Volunteering Policy are also available to download, with more information about what is involved.

How to volunteer

If you wish to apply for one of the roles outlined above, or to discuss different ways of volunteering your time, please complete the application form available in PDF below, or else make an informal enquiry, briefly outlining why you wish to volunteer and details of any relevant experience to: Melissa Galvan, Executive Assistant, at:

We would love to hear from you.