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Sunderland in Bloom award winners © WOH

Sunderland in Bloom award winners

Support us

The hall was saved by the support of the local community in the form of a preservation committee in the 1930’s and then restored in the 1950’s. Today we are supported by the Friends of Washington Old Hall and dedicated volunteers, making it a vibrant and interesting place to be.

Become a Friend

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We believe the Friends of Washington Old Hall is the best supporter group on the planet. New members are always welcome.

Daughters of the American Revolution

National Society DAughters of the American Revelution 

We’re very lucky to receive the international support of the DAR Washington Old Hall Chapter. Their generous financial contributions and tireless promotion is invaluable to us.

Become a volunteer

Hazel Coppice Course © Ellaine Hush

Hazel Coppice Course

We offer various opportunities to become a volunteer. We will be recruiting again in February 2015. Please check this page early next year for more details.

Volunteer room guide

 If you love delivering talks or role play scenarios and enjoy meeting people, then this role is definitely for you. Room guides have vital role to play in bringing National Trust places to life, for inspiring our visitors and helping them to learn more about their place in an interesting and enjoyable way.

Volunteer gardener role

If you’re green fingered, love the outdoors and want to learn new skills, there are a wide range of jobs done by the garden volunteers. You’ll also play an important role in welcoming visitors and help to enhance the public’s enjoyment of the gardens.

Volunteer learning assistant

Learning assistants help to inspire the next generation of enthusiast and aren’t afraid to get muddy or let their passion shine though. If you are enthusiastic about helping children learn whilst having fun, then this could be for you.