House Interpretation Volunteer (Weekend)

We are not currently recruiting to this role, but if you are interested please contact and we’ll be in touch when we are.

What will you do?

– Interact with the public, while undertaking a traditional 17th C. pastime such as calligraphy, sewing, spinning, preparing vegetables, butter making, playing games etc
– Providing an extra insight into the history of the house and life in the house over the past 700 years
– Lead guided tours of the house, helping visitors to engage with the interpretation and answering any questions they may have

What will you learn?

– Gain first hand experience of volunteering in a heritage site and working in a period property
– Full training provided in content, the historical background of the house, guided tours and public engagement techniques
– Gain experience of interacting with the public and enhance your communication skills
– Be part of the active and diverse 1620s volunteer team and the wider heritage team across
Leicestershire County Council with networking and social opportunities.

Is this you?

– Good communication skills and confident engaging with the public
– Good customer care
– An interest in social history and preserving local heritage
-Available at weekends
– Experience of giving guided tours or working in a gallery (desirable)
– A usable period craft or domestic skills (desirable)


A man in period costume at a desk in the study A female volunteer with wool by the spinning wheel


  • Leicestershire County Council
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  • Visit England
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  • LPL Awards Highly Commended 2017
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  • Autism East Midlands
  • Heritage Awards 2017