Meet like-minded people and explore Lanhydrock's past by sharing our stories with visitors. A real chance to get behind the scenes in an English country house. If you'd like, you can even carry out this role in Victorian costume to really bring the past into the present.
If you enjoy communicating with people from all walks of life our buggy driving opportunity may be just right for you. The role will suit those who are confident and may possibly have some experience of working in a customer based environment. You should be age 18+, hold a clean current driving licence and not mind working in all sorts of weathers.
Garden tour guides
Give informal tours of the gardens, or chat to people about our stunning displays. While you're here, pick up the latest tips and news from the garden team to pass on to visitors, who love hearing about Lanhydrock's fabulous historic gardens.
A great welcome is such an important part of any day out, and you'll be providing this as you greet our visitors and orientate them for their day here at Lanhydrock.
You will provide a warm welcome to all our visitors at Reception through high levels of customer service. You will see members through reception roadside, scanning their cards and giving information about the property. You will also be responsible for ensuring vehicles arriving at reception are authorised to have access and if not to redirect them as required. You will be part of a friendly team. The role will suit those who enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and helping them to enjoy their visit.
Members side volunteer
You will be part of a friendly team welcoming visitors to Lanhydrock. This role is to welcome National Trust members to the property, check the validity of their cards and issue stickers for entry. You will orientate visitors, offer a free welcome map and sell any guides as required. You will be meeting people from all walks of life providing them with a warm welcome through high levels of customer service.
Be part of something new by joining our friendly retail teams. There's a plant centre, gift shop, second-hand book shop and guide book stand at Lanhydrock and by providing great customer service you can play a part in our visitors' fun days out.
Lanhydrock's nursery provides plants for the Trust's shops and gardens across the south-west. If you're green-fingered, then helping us propagate and care for our young plants could be just the role for you.
Are you related?
Hundreds of people have lived and worked at Lanhydrock over the centuries it has been standing. We've done lots of research to find out more about the many people who worked here, especially in the late-Victorian period, but there are several characters we'd love to know more about.
If you've got an ancestor who worked here or have a Pethick, Temlett, Richards, Hearne, Odgers, Bartlett, Lee, or Candy in your family tree, maybe you could help us fit some pieces into our geneological jigsaw puzzle.
Get in touch
If you're interested in any of the roles you've seen here and would like to join our friendly team of volunteers, then please contact our visitor services officer, Rory Port by email
or call him on 01208 265965.
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