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Anyone volunteer for the National Trust? Care to share experiences please.

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MrsExpo Wed 25-Oct-17 16:52:00

Thanks. I'm thinking of getting involved at a local NT property, but have heard mixed things about the NT in terms of how it treats its volunteers. Would welcome any views or thoughts.

specialsubject Sun 12-Nov-17 21:53:50

I find the paid staff brilliant - everyone says thank you without exception. I work alone, when I come across the other volunteers (all twenty years older than me) the women ignore me. Some of the men will chat. It isnt anything I've said as I've never had a chance.

I really enjoy the role and learn a lot from it and the visitors. The trust pays petrol and 50 hours a year gets you a free access card.

So for me - do it for the role but as a way of making new friends it is a non starter. Hopefully not every property has this issue.

AlexaAmbidextra Sat 11-Aug-18 16:28:43

Well, not me but a friend. She absolutely loves working in a beautiful old house and telling visitors about it. She says the team she works with is great but apparently the NT at organisational levels is subject to mixed views.

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