Volunteering at Woodchester Mansion

Over 8500 people visited Woodchester Mansion in 2015, and the revenue is used by the Trust to maintain and restore this unique building.

In 2015, we opened the Mansion to the public on six days a week between 1 April and 31 October. During each of those open days we offered the full service of Servants' Hall tea room, guided tours and minibus service between the car park and the Mansion. In support of this we operate the ticket office and the shop. We rely entirely on our Volunteers to give this level of service to our visitors, but the reward is that visitor numbers were up by about 9.5% over 2014.

2016 promises to be even more exciting with the continued expansion of our catering facilities under the leadership of a full-time catering manager, Jo Scrivens.Besides expanding the offering for visitors on open days, Jo is also looking to provide catering for the events that take place at the Mansion. All this means that Jo is looking for more Volunteers in this area. We are also seeking to recruit volunteers to help in all other areas of our operation. We will provide full training for the tasks that you volunteer to do.

The Mansion is open from Tuesday to Sunday and volunteers work from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm on the days that they are at the Mansion. You can work as many or as few days as you choose to offer, though we do ask that when you put your name down to volunteer then you will be present.

So, if you would like to join our enthusiastic and engaged team, or if you would like to know more then please call the Mansion office (01453 861541) or e-mail us atinfo@woodchestermansion.org.uk . We plan to hold Volunteer recruitment sessions in the first quarter of 2016. These provide the opportunity for you to drop in and to meet some of our existing Volunteers and to discuss how you could help at the Mansion. Please watch for local advertisements and this web site for more details.

We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you to the Mansion

To learn more of the work of Volunteers at Woodchester Mansion click here.

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