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Volunteering at Peckover

Flower pots on a step in front of a gate at Peckover House
Flower pots on a step in front of a gate at Peckover House | © Mike Selby

There are lots of ways to get involved at Peckover, from providing a warm welcome to our visitors to helping the garden team to care for the historic walled garden.

Volunteering in the house

Volunteering in the house is a rewarding experience, whether you’re interacting with visitors, sharing stories about the Peckover family, or helping behind the scenes. Here are our current volunteering opportunities in the house:

  • Hosts in the house share Peckover's stories with visitors, including leading tours
  • Conservation volunteers help to care for the collections and maintain high standards of presentation

Volunteering in the garden

Peckover is home to a beautiful Victorian walled garden. It’s an enchanting setting all year round, adorned with roses in the summer months, awash with vivid colours in autumn and budding with historic blooms come spring. Here’s how you could get involved with helping to keep the garden looking magnificent all year round:

  • Garden volunteers help the team to manage and maintain the garden, all year round.

Join the welcome team

We want visitors to have a great time from the moment they arrive at Peckover until it’s time to leave. That’s why we’re looking for volunteers to provide a great welcome, share information with visitors, and make sure everyone leaves with a smile. Here are our current opportunities:

  • Welcome hosts provide a warm weclome and share knowledge with visitors when they arrive and during their visit.

Damsons Dementia Group

Damsons are a community group for people living with dementia and their loved ones. The calm and relaxing space inside the Reed Barn at Peckover offers information, advice and somewhere to socialise with those in a similar situation.

  • Damsons volunteers make a difference to people’s lives who are living with dementia. Damsons volunteers can get involved in all aspects of the group, from getting your hands dirty with activities, to leading sensory walks, engaging with our local stakeholders, and using your own skills to lead engaging sessions for people living with dementia and their carers.