In 2012 we initiated our first volunteer programme which was so successful and continues to grow each year. We will be recruiting in January for volunteers for our 2019 season.
No experience is necessary, just a keen interest in Sudeley Castle, the ability to enhance the visitor experience by being welcoming and being able to support the staff team as and when required.
Opportunities for volunteers are varied and include being a room steward in the exhibition and castle rooms, helping Guides on tours, welcoming visitors and helping them navigate their day, helping in the Visitor Centre and gardens with various duties and tasks as well as helping at our special events throughout the season.
Person Specification of Volunteers:
Friendly, outgoing & approachable.
Enjoys meeting people.
Health and safety aware.
Smartly dressed and presentable.
Flexible in working hours and conditions.
Enjoys working outdoors as well as indoors.
An interest in historic properties and/or the leisure and tourism industry.
Discount in the Terrace Café & Gift Shop.
Full training before and during the season.
Hours of Volunteering:
Opening hours are 10am-5pm, 7 days a week, from Monday 4th March 2019.
We ask that volunteers offer a minimum of 2-half days or 1 whole day each week during the season where possible to ensure consistency and to enable you to develop and feel part of the team. We would like you to attend more days each week if possible!
There will be a weekly rota to which you can select the days and times which suit you.
There is a 40 hour probationary period.
Training will be given as required.
Application details will be made available in January 2019.
“If you love gardens, have an interest in history, enjoy meeting people and want to escape the humdrum of every day life for a few hours each week, then volunteering at Sudeley Castle is for you.”
“I enjoy working with a great team in a wonderful place. I’ve increased my historical knowledge and it’s great meeting visitors from all around the world.”
“It is a beautiful place as well as full of history. The team (guides and volunteers) are great to work with and offer lots of support. Overall I enjoy the experience of volunteering in a historical setting, learning new things as well as meeting a variety of people who visit each season, who are enthusiastic as me!”
“Why I volunteer, well… An interest in history, especially the Tudor period and just a love of our national heritage, inspired me to volunteer at Sudeley where I learned so much… I’d recommend anyone who has an interest in history, learning new things and getting the opportunity to discuss and share knowledge to join the team at Sudeley. Having just completed my first season as a volunteer, I am now looking forward very much to the next…”