Join the Treasurer's House team

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Treasurer’s House has a team of over 300 volunteers to ensure that visitors make the most of their visit. If you want to make new friends, develop new skills and support the charity - we can provide everything you need to get started.

Ways to get involved by volunteering

Many roles involve welcoming visitors and bringing the stories of the house to life for children, local people and overseas visitors alike. The house is now opening for 7 days a week in the main season so we have quite a few opportunities to join the expanding team. There are also several behind the scenes roles supporting the office with general administration or marketing work, getting hands on in the garden or as part of the conservation teams or researching the history of the house.

In return we can offer training, 20% discount in the shops and cafes & a free entry card, once you have volunteered for 50 hours.

Roles and opportunities

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Sometimes it's good to pause and look up

Popular roles include:


Working as part of a team, volunteer gardeners help with the upkeep and development of the garden at Treasurer’s House so that it can be enjoyed by all visitors.

Tour Leader and Support Guide

Our enthusiastic By Appointment team lead or support guided tours of up to 15 people, answering questions and making the experience a brilliant one for our visitors. Full training is given. Take a look at the tour leader role profile (PDF / 0.2060546875MB) download  for more information.

Room Guide (not recruiting until spring 2020)

Our room guides provide a welcoming presence for visitors, helping to bring Treasurer's House to life while playing a valuable part in safeguarding our collections. Find out what is involved on the room guide role profile (PDF / 0.134765625MB) download

Retail Assistant

Assist with the smooth running of the shop and provide a friendly and helpful service for all visitors. If you have great customer service skills and enjoy meeting people then we'd love to hear from you. Take a look at the retail volunteer role profile (PDF / 0.3447265625MB) download  for the York Shop on Goodramgate.

Team Leader (not recruiting until spring 2020)

Volunteer Team Leaders are a vital part of providing a warm and welcoming experience to all visitors. If you are keen to bring a house to life, flexible to work with both the staff team and manage your own small team of volunteers, as well being good with organisation, then we’d love to hear from you. Take a look at team leader role profile (PDF / 0.3MB) download

Contact us

To find out more please get in touch:
Treasurer's House,
Minster Yard,
Telephone: 01904 685563 or email.
Alternatively search for roles available near to you on the myvolunteering website.

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. 

Don't forget to see what opportunities there are available at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens and Goddards House and Garden.

Volunteer socials


The highlight of every volunteer's year is our Christmas party and summer social.


Trips form a big part of our social calendar, in the past we’ve visited Chatsworth House & Hardwick Hall

History Research Group

This group allows volunteers undertaking research into Treasurer’s House to share their knowledge.

Join the York Association

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

Visit the YANT website

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