Join the Treasurer's House team

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Treasurer’s House has a team of over 300 volunteers who work together to ensure that visitors have the best experience possible. If you want to make new friends, develop new skills or just support the charity – we will provide everything you need to get stuck in.

The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and supporters is our top concern and in accordance with Government guidelines on social distancing, our houses, shops, cafes, gardens and parks are now closed, and from March 24 all of our car parks will close. However, many will be grateful for support when they reopen. If you are interested in volunteering, please keep checking for future opportunities.


How can you get involved?

Many of our roles are visitor based and involve bringing the stories of the house to life for visitors both local and or on holiday in York, children or visiting us for a special occasion. The house is open for 7 days a week through its season and we often have opportunities to grow our team. You may be behind the scenes helping with general administration or marketing work, getting hands on in the garden or part of the public face of Treasurer’s House. Whatever your interests, we have something for you.

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Sometimes it's good to pause and look up

Current opportunities

Retail Volunteer 

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and friendly people who can help us generate vital revenue for the National Trust by volunteering in our Below Stairs retail space. You will volunteer as part of the house team and help to excite visitors with quality local and National Trust products. 

Popular volunteer roles

Room Guide

Room Guides provide a welcoming presence, helping to bring Treasurer’s House to life for everyone whilst also playing a valuable part in safeguarding our collections for years to come. Spread across the house with your team, you’ll be the face that visitors see, answer a wide range of their questions and offer information to all who are looking to discover more. 


Working as part of a team, volunteer gardeners help with the upkeep and development of the 6 times Yorkshire in Bloom Gold award winning garden hidden from the bustle of the city by York Minster. Visitors can enter without seeing the house, so it’s important that we keep it looking its best so that it can be enjoyed by all. 

‘By Appointment’ Tour Team

The enthusiastic team lead the ‘By Appointment’ afternoons on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. With roles to lead or support guided tours of up to 16 people, you’ll be taking visitors on a different discovery of Treasurer’s House, answering questions and making the experience a brilliant one for our visitors. 

Retail Assistant

Everyone loves a bit of retail therapy! Volunteer Retail Assistants help to create a fun and friendly shopping experience for visitors. They help with all tasks which help the shop to run smoothly, while generating vital revenue for our conservation charity. 

Volunteer Team Leader

Volunteer Team Leaders are a vital part of bringing Treasurer’s House to life for all our visitors. A step up from a Room Guide, you will support your team with a positive attitude, enthusiasm about the property and its history, as well as have excellent levels of organisation. 

" I enjoy meeting people and sharing the story of Frank Green and his home with people from around the world."
- Elaine, Volunteer Team Leader

Why get involved?

We offer training for all roles, plus a 20% discount in shops and cafes, and a free entry card after 50 hours of volunteering in a year. We hold an annual Spring Briefing social where volunteers can come together with staff, have lunch and discover the year to come. 

Historical Research Group

The Historical Research Group allows volunteers undertaking research into Treasurer’s House to share their knowledge with other volunteers. Recent projects have included campaigning for a blue plaque dedicated to Elizabeth Montagu, a prior resident and founder of the Blue Stocking Society, to be erected at our garden entrance and helping the launch of the ‘By Appointment’ tours.

Looking for a job?

Visit the National Trust jobsite for full details of all current vacancies and to apply. The website is updated daily so it's worth looking regularly as any jobs will be added here throughout the year. 


Join the York Association

YANT (York Association of the National Trust) share a passion for supporting local properties through social activities, walks, trips and events. National Trust members and non-members equally welcome.

Visit the YANT website