" As an Australian enjoying a ‘reverse’ gap year in this beautiful part of the UK I was amazed to stumble upon the Sidney Nolan Trust. I’ve been volunteering now for over 6 months and have learned so much more about Sidney. I'm loving the experience, and working with the delightful staff! "   Alison Bird, Volunteer

Volunteering Opportunities

We have some exciting projects happening this year at The Rodd so we really need your help. From bringing Rodd Court to life to taking part in our up and coming events; getting involved here can be rewarding and so much fun.

You don't need any specific experience or qualifications, you just need a willingness to get involved and try something new. All training is provided and we work closely with our volunteers to help you settle in. The time commitment is once a fortnight or as much as you can spare.

Gallery Steward

As a Gallery Steward, you'll be joining a dedicated team who bring our gallery to life. You will help visitors learn about the works of Sidney Nolan and share stories of his life here at The Rodd. Our gallery is also the entrance point for our site. As the first place that all our visitors see, we like to make sure they are greeted with a smile and are made to feel welcome. So, if you're a caring and positive individual then our Gallery Steward team would be the ideal place for you.

Gardening Volunteer

Do you have a passion for gardening? Why not join our gardening team! Currently, our gardens may seem wild and unkempt as we are in the process of creating our vision for the grounds on our estate. We are looking for volunteers with particular gardening skills and abilities to help us bring that vision to life.

House Guides

If you like entertaining a group or have an interest in heritage, then our house guide team could be for you. All our volunteer house guides love to share stories and their knowledge of Rodd Court and the families that lived there. Full training will be provided.

Events and activities assistant

Throughout the year we run a learning programme, hosting activities and days out for local primary schools, families and other groups too. Our Events and Activities Assistants help to make these days fun and engaging for all. DBS checks will be required for this role. If you are a positive cheerful person who likes meeting new people this role is for you.  


To apply for any of these roles please complete the application form below and email to hollie@sidneynolantrust.org. What are you waiting for!