National Volunteers Week

Flatford volunteers

1 June to 9 June 2017. Come along to Flatford to see if you can fill any of our volunteer vacancies.

Pop by our stall at flatford 11:00am to 16:00pm on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June to speak to a team member to find out more.

Life is one long adventure and we'd love to join in with your next one. 

Whether you want to put years of skills and experience towards our cause or just want to try something brand new. We'll have a role to suite you. Our team is full of inspiring people from all walks of life who get a real buzz from working and learning together.

" Volunteering at Flatford has given me fun, fresh air, fitness and friendship"
- Christina, Flatford Volunteer Gardener

Can you help? We are currently looking for:

Valley Farm Gardeners - Do you enjoy variety, enjoy getting their hands dirty in the garden, enjoy producing tasty fruit and vegetables, like meeting people, have a friendly and helpful nature and like helping others and be part of a team? Role Profile: Valley Farm Gardener (PDF / 0.0341796875MB) download

Visitor Services Assistant - Are you interested in

  • Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team?
  • Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends?
  • Improving your communication skills?
  • Enjoying new experiences and learning something new every day?
  • Great personal satisfaction, since you have the opportunity to make a real difference to our visitors’ experience?

Role Profile Visitor Services Assistant (PDF / 0.0361328125MB) download

Constable Tour Guide - The volunteer tour guides are responsible for leading groups of visitors to the significant features of Flatford, including the scenes that inspired John Constable and the important buildings.

Interested in joining the team?

Role Profile Constable Tour Guide (PDF / 0.0244140625MB) download

Maintenance Volunteer - With over 150,000 people a year, the site around bridge Cottage get a lot of wear and tear.  Hence, we need maintenance volunteers who are willing to come in and undertake DIY and associated tasks, such as sweeping the yard, mowing the grass and cleaning the windows etc.

Does this interest you?

Role Profile Maintenance Volunteer (PDF / 0.033203125MB) download

Retail Volunteer - The Gift Shop at Flatford is key part of the visitor experience - over 80k visitors pass through the shop each year.  Would you like to work with the paid retail team to ensure every visitor has a superb experience and the shop runs smoothly?  Experience of working in retail and using an electronic till would be helpful, but is not essential.  More importantly, you need to enjoy meeting visitors and working as part of a team.

Role Profile Retail Volunteer (PDF / 0.0361328125MB) download

Ecologist Volunteer - Our Lead Ranger is looking for a group of volunteers who would be willing to help gather ecological information – particularly in respect of animals and fungi rather than purely botanical information. No expert knowledge is required.

Role Profile Ecologist Volunteer (PDF / 0.19140625MB) download