Volunteering at Greyfriars
- 19 October 2022
From the house and garden to the café and second-hand bookshop, volunteers are undeniably important when it comes to everything at Greyfriars. They breathe life into all corners of this 500-year-old house, and their knowledge, skills and dedication ensure visitors have an enjoyable experience.
Volunteer opportunities available now:
Book Crafts Volunteer*
Make a difference to the funds raised in our second-hand bookshop by coming to the rescue of damaged books and upcycling them to make something new. From birdcages to vases, hedgehogs to Christmas trees, you’ll be surprised by how many fun and impressive things you can make from folded book pages, and the creativity doesn’t end there!
*option to volunteer remotely/from home is available for this role
Christmas Fayre Volunteer
Are you looking to give a little time to volunteer this Christmas? We have the perfect role for you at Greyfriars! Get involved with a Greyfriars tradition and help welcome our visitors during this year's Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre. Volunteer as an individual or with a group of friends, with your family, or your colleagues (the more the merrier!).
House Highlights Volunteer
Indulge your love of history and people as a House Highlights Volunteer! You'll deliver a house experience through offering an intro to Greyfriars' history and opportunities for visitors to explore the eclectic collection donated by the Matley Moores.
Food and Beverage Volunteer
Imagine a world without cakes! Our Food and Beverage volunteers understand the importance of a little sit-down, and help visitors to relax, refuel and refresh during their visit to Greyfriars.
Tour Guide Volunteer
Make new friends, spend time in an amazing place and indulge your love for heritage – three fantastic reasons to volunteer as a Tour Guide at Greyfriars.
Tour guide volunteers play an important role in delivering engaging and memorable experiences. Every day they transport visitors back in time, telling stories about Greyfriars with unmatched enthusiasm and bringing the house to life in a way that can be appreciated by everyone.
Tour guiding is a very rewarding experience and a great way to get involved. Whether you’re looking to share your passion for history with others or simply give something back, you’ll discover something interesting every time you volunteer and always have the support of a dedicated team.
Why join us as a volunteer?
There are some wonderful advantages to volunteering, whether you want to:
- Strengthen your CV and help develop your career
- Form new friendships and be part of a dedicated team
- Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
- Learn about Greyfriars' history and the work of the National Trust
Whatever your reason, we'd love to hear from you.
If you have any questions and would like to get in touch with a member of the team, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the team!
Join us at Friar Street for an eye-opening tour, where we’ll uncover the misnomer that is Greyfriars and reveal hidden stories from over 500 years of history. Local items can tell a story about a house, its people, history and traditions. See the items salvaged and restored by the Moore siblings who owned the house. Here's a taster of treasures to look out for on your visit.
The walled garden pays homage to what stood before, a row of 10 houses, demolished and rebuilt as a tranquil outdoor space in the heart of the city.
Discover how we used science to confirm the date of Greyfriars house and how it was saved from demolition by the Moore family and decorated, with many items still there today.