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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 our volunteer opportunities at this historic Yorkshire house.

Volunteer roles at Treasurer’s House

We will be recruiting for the following roles in the new year. Look out for more details of drop-in recruitment sessions or how to apply when they're live.

Volunteer Tour Leader

The enthusiastic tour team lead visitors on a journey of discovery engaging them with the story of Treasurer’s House. Along the way they delve into the changes Frank Green made before handing the house over to the National Trust in 1930. Tour leaders take groups around the property and make the experience a brilliant one for everyone.

Tour Guide Support Volunteer

We’re looking for a friendly team of volunteers who are eager to chip in and assist visitors at the weekend. You'll 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.

Visitor Welcome Assistant

The Visitor Welcome Volunteers create a positive first impression with a warm welcome; helping all visitors get what they need from their visit. You’ll also help to provide a personalised thank you, leaving people with a positive lasting impression. We are particularly looking for new volunteers to join the Sunday team.

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
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. 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.

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