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Volunteer opportunities at Woolsthorpe Manor

A volunteer talks to some younger visitors in Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire
Inspire young minds | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Our volunteers make all the difference to how visitors experience Woolsthorpe Manor. We wouldn’t be able to bring the story of Sir Isaac Newton to life without them. Together we can communicate the worldwide significance of Newton’s work and ensure the whole site is preserved for generations to come.

Join our team

Volunteers are welcome from all areas of the community for both regular and one-off volunteering; bring your skills, learn new ones and be part of a team that is passionate about Woolsthorpe Manor. You don’t need to be a Newton expert to get involved.

So, whether you have an interest in history, a love of serving cake, or are enthusiastic about science, there are opportunities to get involved with our work here.

A slice of Victoria sponge cake
A slice of Victoria sponge cake | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

Ways to get involved at Woolsthorpe Manor

Woolsthorpe Manor relies on the kind people who offer their time in any way they can, to look after this special place and bring its stories to life for everyone who visits. Here’s a sample of the various roles volunteers are currently enjoying:

  • Tour Guides
  • Room guides
  • Learning volunteers

If any of the above sounds like you, please get in touch and share your skills.

Other ways to get involved

As well as regular volunteering there are also opportunities to get involved through work experience and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Why join us?

There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
  • Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
  • Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • Learn about the history of this special place.

Spotlight on: Manor House Guides

House Guides bring their knowledge and enthusiasm to engage and inspire visitors to learn about Newton’s life and scientific legacy. We’re now looking for Tour Guides and Room Guides to help us unlock stories for visitors to enjoy.

A bedroom at Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire, with an unmade bed, a desk covered in papers and a portrait of Isaac Newton on the wall
A bedroom at Woolsthorpe Manor | © National Trust Images/Oskar Proctor

What will you be doing?

Our House Guides can be found in the Manor, speaking with the public about the legacy Isaac Newton left behind and how his scientific theories are still used today. During quiet times you can find our Tour Guides sharing the story of the apple tree or in the Manor explaining Newtons work on Optics.

Our ambition at Woolsthorpe is to inspire our visitors into a lifetime love of science. So, whether you bring years of experience or are passionate about science, there are opportunities available here.

Get in touch

Interested in finding out more about volunteering at Woolsthorpe Manor? Pop in and speak to a member of the team, give us a call on 01476 860338 or email to find out more.

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