English Riviera volunteer recruitment drop-in days

What are your New Year's resolutions? Do they involve trying out new experiences, spending time outdoors or in beautiful surroundings, learning new things or meeting new people? Volunteering at the National Trust English Riviera may be just what you're looking for.

Drop-in days

There are two drop-in days coming up, where you can find out more about what volunteering is like, meet some of the existing volunteers and staff for a chat. On Saturday 20 January you could come along to Greenway between 11am-3pm; we'll be meeting in the Barn Café. On Sunday 21 January the drop-in day will be at Coleton Fishacre from 11am-3pm. 


Volunteering opportunities

There are lots of different ways to get involved as a volunteer, and four beautiful places in the English Riviera to do so; Bradley Manor, Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle and Greenway. 

Room guides help to tell the story of each of the places. You don't have to be a history expert to be a Room Guide; it's more about helping visitors to enjoy their day their way, and Room Guides work as a team, so can always ask for help from each other or the house staff. Transportation volunteers drive vehicles to help visitors to and from the sites. Volunteer pianists play on the pianos, and volunteer gardeners help to keep the gardens in order and volunteer guides show them the best seanonal blooms and share the stories of the gardens. Volunteers help to welcome visitors as they arrive, serve them in the cafés and shops, give history talks and even dress in costumes.

There are far too many volunteering roles to list, but you can rest assured there will be something that is perfect for you. If you have a specific skill or interest you want to put to good use, why not come along and tell us about it?


Find out more

By coming along to the drop-in days you'll have the chance to meet some of the team, find out more and pick up role profiles and application forms. If you have any questions, Volunteer Officer Laura Rugg is on hand to help. Why not drop her an email, or call 01803 661856 to speak to her?