Join in

You could be a part of keeping this place special © Adam Cracknell

You could be a part of keeping this place special

Be part of our story

If you live locally and enjoy spending time at Ormesby Hall, then please join our enthusiastic team and help us bring this amazing place to life.

Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, spend your time discovering stories from the past and give back to the local community. We'd love to see some new faces, so come and get involved.

Volunteer Opportunities

Room Guides

 © Liz Hayward

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to chat to our visitors and inform them about the history of Ormesby Hall and the stories behind the interesting objects within its walls.

Education

 © Liz Hayward

You will be involved in sharing the history of Ormesby Hall with children and young people through our costumed, hands-on activity programmes, mostly about Victorian servants and WWII Homefront, but also nature and environment.

Conservation

 © Liz Hayward

Conservation volunteers help to care for our collections and keep up presentation standards in our houses as set out in the National Trust Manual of Housekeeping. Working with conservation staff, you will learn how to protect historic items so that our visitors can enjoy them for as long as possible.

Gardening

 © Adam Cracknell

This is ideal for anyone who loves to be out of doors, especially those with some gardening knowledge and skills, but this is not essential. Most tasks require a level of physical fitness to assist with maintaining the gardens and grounds to a high standard and care of the wider 18C parkland.

Research

 © Liz Hayward

This will be ideal for anyone who loves history. You will spend your time uncovering stories from the past buy digitising the diaries of Co. Pennyman. You can even help us uncover the stories of the many workers at Ormesby Hall over the past years. Research interesting items we have on display here at Ormesby Hall.

Events

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Events Assistants help to deliver a variety of different events at Ormesby Hall, from planning and preparation to setting up and running activities on the day. We have a number of interesting events to get involved with this season from the centenary of Joan Littlewood to the WWI commemoration, there is sure to be a role for you.

Why volunteer?

  • Give back to the community.
  • Enhance your CV.
  • Make new friends.
  • Try something new or indulge in your interests.
  • Help look after Ormesby Hall - the hidden jewel of the North East.
  • Help bring Ormesby Hall's history to life.

How to get involved

Search here for a full list of volunteering opportunities here at Ormesby Hall. We have a wide range of roles you could take on so If you want to know more you can always contact us via:

  • Email
  • Give us a call on 01642 324188 

Keep informed

Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news and events happening here as well as the latest  volunteering opportunities. If you have visited recently, send us any pictures you took, we love to see the Hall through your eyes.

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