Volunteer at Woolsthorpe Manor

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Our volunteers make all the difference to how visitors experience Woolsthorpe Manor. We wouldn’t be able to bring the story of 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.

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, are enthusiatic about science, a love of serving cake or green fingers, there are opportunities to get involved with our work here.

Manning the press on Apple Day
Woolsthorpe Manor Apple Day Volunteer with an experiement
Manning the press on Apple Day

Ways to get involved

Science Communicators

Science volunteers of all ages bring their knowledge and enthusiasm to inspire visitors to learn more about Newton and his scientific legacy.  Our volunteers might be found demonstrating Newton's work through interactive exhibits in the Science Centre, assisting with school groups, doing pop up science, giving talks or hosting science tours in the Manor.

Newton Explainer Tour Guides - Manor

Manor guides welcome visitors and share stories of Isaac Newton, his science, his family and the world in which he lived. We run different tours to suit visitor needs: including taster, family and science tours.

Room Guides

Room Stewards welcome free flow visitors and share the stories of Isaac Newton, his science, the Manor and his family.   The stewards help visitors have more enjoyable and insightful visit.

Find out more and apply for a Room Guide role

Tour Guides – Orchard

Orchard guides share information about our historic orchard and Newton's gravity inspiring apple tree.  A must see for many visitors, Newton’s tree bears witness to so much fascinating history and is still influencing science today.

Coffee Shop Volunteers

It’s an exciting time as we move from a cosy coffee shop to a larger science inspired cafe.  Our volunteers serve light lunches and hot drinks, keeping our visitors fed and watered. They are essential to ensuring visitors have a great day out with us.

Front of House / Shop Volunteers

First impressions count; we enjoy giving our visitors a really warm welcome and helping them make the most of their visit.  Our ticket office also acts as our shop. Volunteering here provides the opportunity to learn about retail and helps us support Woolsthorpe.

Conservation Cleaners

Our conservation cleaners are a dedicated group who ensure the building and its contents are here for generations to come.  All you need is an eye for detail and a sense of history, as full training is given.

Getting stuck into clearing the stream
Two volunteers clearing the stream
Getting stuck into clearing the stream

Outdoor Volunteers

Our outdoor volunteers care for the orchards and grounds, keeping the site true to its pastoral roots and pleasant for visitors. So if love being in the fresh air, we’ve everything from planters and orchards to a stream and herb beds that need looking after.

Family discussing science at Woolsthorpe Manor

Science Communicators

Be a science communicator with us. Volunteer in the Science Centre, give science tours or help with educational visits. Sharing a passion for science makes a difference.