'Why I Volunteer', a poem by Nell Baker
When asked why she chooses to volunteer at Lodge Park, Nell Baker wrote this delightful poem to explain her many reasons for joining our team.
Why do I volunteer?
Why do I volunteer? I’m not really sure,
I like welcoming people as they come through the door
I like engaging people in pleasant conversation,
and helping with historical interpretation
The look on the faces as the features enthrall,
I like just standing around the Great Hall
Children with smiles and adults to greet,
making new friends and old friends to meet
Something to do with time on my hands,
helping to maintain the gems of the lands
They say that a change is as good as a rest,
and an afternoon volunteering is one of the best!
Does this inspire you to volunteer for us? Email us or give us a call on 01451 844 130 (Lodge Park) or 01451 844 257 (Sherborne Park Estate).
The balcony in the Great Room.
The Grand Portico to the front of Lodge Park
The fountain to the front of Lodge Park.
Contemporary art at Lodge Park.
A row of cottages in the village of Sherborne.
The 1820s ice house on the Sherborne Estate.
Wooden sculpture can be found on the family walk around the Sherborne Estate.
We're currently looking for:
- Lodge Park - visitor services volunteers to cover reception, cafe and room guiding. Call Edward on 01451 844 130 for more information.
- Sherborne Estate - estate maintenance volunteer. Call Michele on 01451 844 257 for more information.
- Lodge Park - events & functions volunteers administrator/assistant. Contact Ellen on 01451 843 041 for more information.