National Trust to recruit volunteers for Belton House and Woolsthorpe Manor

National Trust Volunteers with Room Guide in the Marble Hall at Belton House, Lincolnshire.
National Trust Volunteers with Room Guide in the Marble Hall at Belton House, Lincolnshire.

If you are looking to spend time in the great outdoors, work with the public or get up close and personal with historic houses, the National Trust is a great place to start.

The conservation charity is looking for volunteers to help with the day-to-day running and care of two special places near Grantham – Belton House and Woolsthorpe Manor.

National Trust Volunteers and Room Guide in the Library at Belton House.

National Trust Volunteers and Room Guide in the Library at Belton House.

There are lots of ways to get involved, from bringing Sir Isaac Newton’s work to life as a science centre volunteer at Woolsthorpe to getting outdoors as part of the ranger team or welcoming visitors as a room guide at Belton.

The properties are holding a joint recruitment open day and are inviting anybody interested in volunteering to go along to Belton’s Old School Village Hall on Monday, February 27, between 10am and 1pm.

Siobhan Scullion, visitor experience manager at Belton House, said: “We see volunteers from all walks of life, from families and groups of friends to retired individuals who aren’t ready to put their feet up just yet.

“And there’s much more flexibility to volunteering than you might think, whatever time you can give you’ll be making a real difference.

“As a charity, we rely on volunteers to help us look after special places like Belton and Woolsthorpe; we simply wouldn’t be able to do the work we do without their support and boundless enthusiasm.

“If anyone’s considering volunteering role, you can find out more and see what opportunities there are near you by coming along to the volunteer open day or by visiting our website, or give your local property a call – we’d love to hear from you.”

In addition to working in beautiful surroundings and playing your part in helping care for some special places, volunteering with the National Trust provides the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, take part in exclusive behind-the-scenes talks and tours – and there’s always plenty of cake.

If you would like to attend the open day, park at Belton House and a member of the visitor welcome team will give you directions to the Old School Village Hall. Pop in for a cup of tea, chat about volunteering and a slice of cake.

To find out more about volunteering at National Trust places near Grantham visit nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer or call 01476 566116.