Volunteer at Wightwick Manor

Volunteer guide with visitors

Volunteers have been making Wightwick tick for over 50 years. Today we have a team of around 300 people involved in everything we do - welcoming visitors, telling stories, selling gifts, serving food, pulling weeds, painting signs, the list goes on. You might be surprised what you could do.

The Wightwick volunteer team are vital to everything we do, in fact as you visit the site you are more likely to be chatting to a volunteer than to a member of staff.

Our reception volunteers work seamlessly with our recruiting team to provide a warm welcome, and the person showing you to a parking space will be a volunteer as well.

Likewise the welcome at the door and the people who answer your questions as you move around the house and gallery will be volunteers who have a passion and knowledge for what they do. All the finishing touches, such as the beautiful flower arrangements on site, have been hand-crafted by our talented volunteer teams.

Even in our commercial arms volunteers play a key role. Serving food and selling gifts their hard work raises money to support our conservation efforts.

Our garden volunteers help with the annual apple picking
A volunteer wearing a white coat and blue jeans, bends over the pick apples off a low apple tree trained across a wire fence.
Our garden volunteers help with the annual apple picking

We have a team of around 40 garden volunteers who spend their days in sun, rain or snow weeding, mowing and pruning to keep the garden looking great. Volunteer handy men spend Tuesday's painting, sawing and fixing things to keep things moving. In the house, volunteers help clean the collection and update our inventory records.

Our re-enactment group will show you what it was like to be a worker for the Mander family.
A group of volunteers dressed as Edwardian servants and a butler, standing outside the entrance to Wightwick Manor
Our re-enactment group will show you what it was like to be a worker for the Mander family.

Feel inspired to join our happy band? We are looking for volunteers to join our gallery team. Being part of our exciting Malthouse Gallery and our partnership exhibition with the De Morgan Foundation means you could try something a little different. We want people who can use the De Morgan Collection to bring out the lives of William and Evelyn De Morgan, the most creative couple of the Arts & Craft movement.

To find out more and to apply, please click here or call 01902 761400.