A Taste of Volunteering at The Workhouse

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Have you resolved to do something different with your spare time this New Year? Then volunteering at The Workhouse, Southwell could be for you. We're running another successful ‘Taste of Volunteering’ event on Wednesday 4 February 2015 between 10am-1pm.

‘The event provides an informal opportunity to meet staff and volunteers and find out about some of the 30 different roles on offer,’ says House Manager Sarah Spurrier, ‘this year we are particularly looking for costumed interpreters, room guides and conservation volunteers.’

Full training is offered to new volunteers and many shadow those already active in various roles. There is a social side too, with visits arranged other National Trust properties and local attractions, as well as a summer barbeque and Christmas party.

Don't take our word for it

Alan Viles from Little Carlton has volunteered for 2 years and specialises in costumed interpretation and working with visiting schools. ‘Both my wife and I volunteer at The Workhouse, I find working with schools very rewarding and enjoy challenging the children’s 20th century perceptions’, says Alan. ‘The more I get involved the more I want to do, I hope to progress up the ranks from playing a pauper to becoming Master soon!’ he adds.

Why volunteer?

There are so many different reasons to volunteer, and everyone has their own reasons. Volunteering your time is a great way to get involved with your local community, learn new skills, meet people and expand your horizons. 

A variety of ways to get involved

There are endless ways to volunteer with us at The Workhouse - over 30 different roles ranging from working as a room guide to helping the garden team. Whatever your interests, it's likely we'll have something to suit you. Find out more.

Book your place

The Taste of Volunteering event is free of charge but please book a place by calling 01636 817263 or email us.