Volunteer at Belvoir Castle

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Experience History and Make a Difference: Volunteer at Belvoir Castle Today!

 Appreciate the Breathtaking Castle and Gardens

Volunteering at Belvoir Castle is a unique opportunity to be a part of something truly special! Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, our stunning castle is a historic landmark that offers visitors a glimpse into the charm and grandeur of a bygone era.

Garden Volunteers needed

We are looking to add to our brilliant group of Volunteers in and around the gardens. This is a chance to work within these historic gardens as they are maintained and developed throughout the year. You will work under the guidance of our Head Gardener , multi award winning designer Andy Tudbury, in the many different types of gardens we have at Belvoir Castle.

Castle Volunteers needed

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic communicators who enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and are keen to learn about the history of Belvoir Castle to share with our visitors. This role is ideal for those who enjoy engaging with the public within a historic environment and like to be part of a larger team supporting an extremely busy historic stately home.

As a Volunteer Castle Guide your role will be to welcome and engage our visitors as they follow in the footsteps of the Castle’s current and previous owners. Every room and object in the collection has a story to tell and our Castle Guides are vital in bringing it all to life. Castle Guides are also important in protecting and safeguarding the Castle and its collection, stewarding rooms with vulnerable displays and maintaining visitor flow along the Castle’s corridors.

Become part of our fantastic volunteer community here at Belvoir Castle. Whether you want to make new friends, learn new skills or get involved with your local history, Belvoir Castle is a great place to volunteer.

If you are interested in either role please contact us for further information at [email protected]



Belvoir Castle’s history dates back to the eleventh century. It is the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, where the family have lived in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years.

Crowning a hill, the Castle’s turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir like an illustration in a romantic fairy-tale. The name Belvoir – meaning ‘beautiful view’ in French, and pronounced today as ‘beaver’ – dates back to Norman times.

Four castles have stood on this spot since 1067, and it’s a pretty perfect location for a fortified castle. Looking over the battlements from the North Terrace of the current Castle, you can see for miles over the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. And on a clear day, you can even see Lincoln Cathedral, some 30 miles to the North East.

At Belvoir Castle we have fantastic opportunities for Volunteers who are interested in the rich history of the castle and the family who have lived here for centuries. We also have opportunities for garden guides for the green fingered. Volunteering opportunities are available all year round and we welcome anyone with any time to spare who would like to be part of the Belvoir team.