Volunteer Recruitment

Visitors dancing around the maypole on the Mayday Open Day in 2023.

Our volunteers are very important to us, we couldn’t run our Open Days and many other aspects of the Mansion without them. The Mansion Trust grew out of local voluntary support, and this continues to be essential. The efforts of the volunteers are much valued by the Trustees.

We need lots of new helpers for Open Days this year, especially on weekends. We’re a friendly group of about 50 people with a range of ages and interests. If you enjoy meeting people and have a big smile 😃, we have a space for you in our team. If you love historic buildings, then the fascinating Mansion will amply reward your interest. There is so much to find out, so many layers.

A hands-on day at the Mansion - Architecture & Built Environment undergraduates get to grips with work in lime mortar and basic stone masonry

A volunteer showing families around the Mansion.

Our public Open Days for 2024 are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 29th March to 3rd November, plus Bank Holiday Mondays. (We are also open on Good Friday 29th Mar).

There are vacancies for minibus drivers (age over 25 please, D1 on licence not required), reception and ticket desk volunteers, and tour guides.

We need lots of volunteers!

Full training is given to all volunteers, and you will work with another volunteer until you are confident in the role.

Once trained, you choose the times when you volunteer using our on-line rota. It’s up to you when you come.

If you’re interested in joining us, please email Elaine in our office and we’ll get back to you: info@woodchestermansion.org.uk


Note: volunteers do need internet access and email.

If you’re interested, please contact the office: email info@woodchestermansion.org.uk or call 01453 861 541.

You can find us on Go Volunteer Glos.

A tour group outside the Mansion. The tour guide is in there somewhere!

2024 Open Day Season

We are open 11am - 5pm every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from Friday 29th March to Sunday 3rd November.

Telephone 01453 861541

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