Volunteer Tudors working on Mary Arden's Farm


Volunteers play a crucial role within the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, supporting our staff and enhancing the experience of our visitors. They help with a wide variety of tasks both behind the scenes and front of house, from farming and archaeology to room hosting, living history and retail. Some people even volunteer from the comfort of their own home.

Take a look at our current volunteering opportunities or contact us today on +44 [0]1789 204016 to find out more!


Why Volunteer?

People enjoy volunteering with us for lots of different reasons. By joining our friendly team you can:

  • Gain valuable experience and learn new skills
  • Meet people and make friends
  • Play a unique part in caring for Shakespeare's heritage
  • Help your CV to stand out from the crowd
  • Increase your confidence
  • Keep busy
  • Have fun!

You will also be invited to a range of special volunteer events such as parties, workshops, theatre trips, coffee mornings and behind-the-scenes tours at the Trust.

96.5% of our volunteers describe their experiences at the Trust as enjoyable or very enjoyable, and 89.5% would recommend becoming a volunteer with us!

- Based on our 2013 volunteer survey results


All you need is a few hours to spare and lots of enthusiasm. Volunteers must be aged 16+. Browse our current volunteering opportunities and find out more about what we have to offer.

For an informal chat about volunteering with Shakespeare Birthplace Trust please call +44 [0]1789 204016 and ask for Emma Lorberg. You can also download our Information Pack to find out more about the volunteer experience.


Corporate Volunteering

Through corporate volunteering, businesses contribute towards a worthy cause at the same time as reaping the benefits for their employees. Voluntary projects help to develop new skills and promote team building, well-being and job satisfaction, which all leads to higher employee retention rates and a positive corporate culture. So everyone's a winner!

If you are interested in bringing a corporate group to volunteer at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, please call +44 [0]1789 204016 and ask to speak to Emma Lorberg.