Volunteer opportunities at Townend

James Dobson

See below for our available volunteering opportunities.

Room Guides

If walls could talk, ours at Townend would have endless stories to tell. That’s why our volunteer room guides are so important – they’re passionate about family stories, architecture and interiors, and love making people feel at home. Essentially, they create an image of what it would have been like to live at Townend, as well as answering questions about objects in the house. 

Interested and want to find out more? 

Conservation volunteer

Townend may close to the public for winter but it’s one of the most important times for us in conserving the house. Conservation volunteers help to ‘put the house to bed’; packing objects so that they’re kept for people to enjoy again next year, cleaning and dusting as well as checking for pests, mould or mildew in the house. They have a good eye for detail and are happy working as a team.