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Volunteering at Treasurer’s House

Group of people standing around listening to a guide in a large stone hall
Lead a tour around the house sharing stories as you go | © National Trust / Annapurna Mellor

The team of volunteers at Treasurer’s House 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’ll provide everything you need to get stuck in. Learn more about the volunteer opportunities at this historic Yorkshire house.

Currently recruiting for...

House Experience Volunteers

We’re looking for a friendly team of volunteers who are eager to chip in and assist visitors. You'll initially play a key role in helping the tours run smoothly by supporting the tour leaders and help to provide a high-quality experience for visitors. We're looking for warm and friendly people and full training is provided. In time, there's the chance to train to be a tour leader. Tour leaders take groups around the property and make the experience a brilliant one for everyone.

I enjoy meeting people and sharing the story of Frank Green and his home with people from around the world

A quote by Elaine Volunteer Team Leader

Ready to apply?

Head to the National Trust volunteering page to search for an opportunity, often by location is the best way to see what roles are currently live. Look out for more details including days of the week and anything more specific to the role on offer. Apply online or complete a speculative application if there isn't a a role to suit just now. Roles are updated and added regularly so it's worth revisiting from time to time.

Man using handheld hedge cutters with a lawn and stone house visible behind
Traditional handheld tools are used around the garden | © National Trust Images / Annapurna Mellor

Other volunteer roles - not currently recruiting for

The teams are currently full however volunteers are involved in all aspect of work with the National Trust. Such roles include caring for the city garden, working behind the scenes supporting office and compliance work and looking after the second-hand book shelves to help with fundraising and welcoming visitors on their arrival. There are a small group of Treasurer's House volunteers who work together as a History Research Group to investigate archives and other sources to help extend and deepen our understanding of the history of the building, its former residents, and various items within the collection.

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.

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

A group of people listening to a volunteer as they lead a guided tour around the house of Mompesson House, Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Booking your visit to Treasurer's House 

Pre-booking a tour at Treasurer's House is recommended to guarantee a spot, April - October. If you're planning a visit to Treasurer's House, read this article to find out everything you need to know. Remaining spaces are available each day on a first come, first served basis, drop in to see the team and check for availability.