Volunteer at Gunby Hall and Gardens

Volunteer pianist in the music room

We could not operate without our small army of volunteers. We currently have vacancies for buggy drivers, car park assistants, welcome hosts, room guides, garden hosts, second-hand bookshop volunteers and pianists.

Have a look here for more opportunities in your area, other than the ones listed below.

Buggy Driver Volunteers

Buggy driver volunteers provide a shuttle service to and from the car park. The service is mainly aimed at visitors who have difficulty walking the 500 metre drive, but it’s open to everyone. It’s all about making sure our visitors have a great experience when they come to us. You’ll need to hold a driver’s license for this role, all other training will be provided.

Gunby buggy driver volunteer role profile (PDF / 0.037109375MB) download

Download the registration form (PDF / 0.1328125MB) download

volunteer drives family in a buggy
volunteer drives family in a buggy
volunteer drives family in a buggy

Room Guides

Welcoming our visitors with a smile and information about our collection is what room guides do best. Training and induction is provided on the job. The minimum commitment is two three-hour shifts per month. Come and join our lovely team.

Gunby room guide profile (PDF / 0.037109375MB) download

Download the registration form (PDF / 0.1328125MB) download

Room guide volunteers are always keen to learn more about Gunby's collection pieces
Room guide in Gunby's Ante Room
Room guide volunteers are always keen to learn more about Gunby's collection pieces

Garden Hosts

Garden Hosts are bursting with helpful info - they know what's in bloom this week and the treasures you find in the next flower bed down, as well as how to get to the tea-room!

Gunby garden host profile (PDF / 0.037109375MB) download

Download the registration form (PDF / 0.1328125MB) download

Garden host volunteers are trained to find out more about plants in the garden
Two Gunby team members chatting in the gardens
Garden host volunteers are trained to find out more about plants in the garden

Welcome Hosts

Help the visitor service team with greeting visitors in the reception area. At times you will be the first person our visitors meet, so your welcoming smile is very important.

Gunby welcome host profile (PDF / 0.0361328125MB) download

Download the registration form (PDF / 0.1328125MB) download

Welcome host volunteers scan member passes on arrival
Welcome host volunteer meeting and greeting at Gunby
Welcome host volunteers scan member passes on arrival

Car Park Assistants

Car park volunteers are the first members of the team that visitors meet on special event days. You'll help visitors have a relaxing visit from beginning to end, by assisting them on some of the busiest days of the year.

Download the registration form (PDF / 0.1328125MB) download

Volunteer working in car park

Second-hand bookshop volunteer

Do you like a good thriller? Or are you more of a romantic? Our bookshop volunteers know where to find the poetry section or holiday reads and love helping our visitors to find something they'll enjoy.

Download the registration form (PDF / 0.1328125MB) download

Find the perfect book to take you on an adventure
A volunteer organising paperback books onto wooden selves in the second hand bookshop at Wightwick
Find the perfect book to take you on an adventure

Volunteer Piano Players

Music helps bring a house to life and live music is the best kind of all. Our fantastic Blüthner grand piano can feel neglected and needs an accomplished pianist to tinkle its ivories and enthrall the visitors.

Gunby piano player profile (PDF / 0.0361328125MB) download

Download the registration form (PDF / 0.1328125MB) download

The music room comes to life when volunteers play the piano
Volunteer playing piano at Gunby
The music room comes to life when volunteers play the piano

Reasons to get involved

  •     boost confidence
  •     gain work experience
  •     have fun
  •     share skills
  •     meet new people
  •     new challenges
  •     help conserve our heritage

 

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