Volunteer Room Stewards

What will I be doing?
Volunteering in the house as a Room Steward, every day is different and you will be:

- Giving a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors;
- Helping visitors make the most out of their day, whether that be responding to enquiries, providing essential information like directions, or recommending events, activities and other ways for people to get involved with Castle Howard;
- Sharing stories about the history of the house, family and collection, giving visitors a sense that they’ve really got to know about the place;
- Looking after the house and its contents by making sure everyone is safe and the site is secure. This might involve managing the flow of visitors on the house tour; looking after the room and its contents and assisting with the evacuation of visitors in case of an emergency.

Skills or experience required?:

You don’t need any specific experience or knowledge for this role. You will enjoy the role if:

- You’re a people person, who enjoys talking with a wide range of visitors;
- You have an interest in cultural heritage and history;
- You want to contribute your time and enthusiasm by helping visitors enjoy their day and taking care of the house and collections.

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS)
This opportunity is suitable for: Groups, Families
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Architecture & building work, Arts, culture & heritage, Other general & helping
Type(s) of cause supported: Arts, culture & heritage, Education & learning, Environment, Other
Where is the opportunity located?: Across North Yorkshire, Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, Outside North Yorkshire
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 4 hours per shift. 10 am until 2pm. No minimum requirement of commitment days, however one day a week would be recommended.
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: