Volunteer recruitment day at Stourhead

The garden in winter at Stourhead, Wiltshire ©National Trust/Anthony Parkinson

The Stourhead team are looking for more volunteers to help care for, and share the story of, the Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden.

Over 440 volunteers in a wide range of roles currently work alongside the staff at Stourhead ensuring that the collection is cared for and that visitors have a great experience when they visit.

Visitors at Christmas inside the house at Stourhead, Wiltshire ©National Trust/Arnhel de Serra

Visitors at Christmas inside the house at Stourhead, Wiltshire ©National Trust/Arnhel de Serra

Stourhead is holding a ‘Volunteer taster day’ and inviting anyone who may be interested in volunteering at the property to come along, listen to members of the team, and find out about the range of roles available and how they can get involved.

‘Anybody with a little spare time is very welcome to come along at 11am and hear from some of our volunteers and discover more about the volunteering opportunities we have on offer this year,’ said Jean Nimmo, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Stourhead.

She added: ‘Our volunteers are very precious to us.  A volunteer with the National Trust will not only be part of an enthusiastic, friendly team, but will get the chance to work alongside some real experts and pick up all sorts of knowledge from them.  Many find that the practical skills learnt are of use in future careers and in their homes.  There are other perks too, like social events, discounts in the shop and restaurants and free entry to National Trust places around the UK’.

One of the volunteering opportunities this year will be as room guides inside the Palladian mansion house, which will be opening its doors to visitors on 25 February.  Other volunteering roles include garden guides, fundraisers and welcome and restaurant assistants.

The taster day is taking place on Saturday 21 January from 11am, in the Memorial Hall, Stourton, Wiltshire.

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