DOES volunteering at one of Herefordshire's historic National Trust sites sound like your sort of thing?

The National Trust is on the hunt for volunteers to help care for their Berrington Hall, Brockhampton, Croft Castle and The Weir Garden sites.

The charity says volunteering is not just a rewarding way to give something back to the local community, but also contributes to health and wellbeing and, for some, has become a family affair.

For Bronda Parsons, Castle Guide at Croft, volunteering has been an opportunity to connect with people and spend time with family.

Bronda said: "I love meeting new people and I have a special interest in the Norman period of Croft's story. I find the long and eclectic history of the castle fascinating and really enjoy sharing this with people.

"My granddaughter Marli started volunteering at Croft five years ago with her grandpa, who is a ranger, helping with the children's trails. Marli has been with me in the castle, welcoming visitors."

The team at Croft Castle, near Leominster, are hosting a special Volunteer Open Day tomorrow, January 17, between 11.00am and 2.00pm. Drop in to find out more.

On Friday 24 January the Brockhampton team will be at the Falcon in Bromyard, in the ‘Oak Room’ between 10.30am to 1.00pm. Locals are invited to stop by to chat about volunteering and find out more about the Reimagining Orchards Project.

At Berrington Hall, near Leominster, help is needed both inside and out to care for this 18th century mansion, garden and parkland, with ambitious plans afoot to conserve and restore ‘Capability’ Brown’s curved walled garden.

At the Weir Gardens, near Hereford volunteering offers the opportunity to spend time in the peace and beauty of the garden.

Volunteering opportunities and more details about opening times, accessibility, events and all other activities Berrington Hall, Brockhampton, Croft Castle and The Weir Garden have planned can be found by visiting: