Visitor Services Volunteer

National Trust at Dunster Castle

Name: Visitor Services Volunteer
Organisation: National Trust at Dunster Castle


To support the Visitor Services team in a variety of ways; events, meeter/greeter, car parking and membership.

What's involved:

Working outdoors you will support events and functions as well as offer a warm welcome to our visitors and help them get the best out of their visit - you'll get personal satisfaction knowing you have helped someone have a great day out.

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Organisation Description

The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, revenue raised from our commercial operations.
We mow have .35 million members and 43000 volunteers. More than 12 million people visit our pay for entry properties, while an estimated 50 million visit our open air properties.
We protect and open to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills.
But is doesn't stop there. We also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.

Room volunteers, helping with events, administration, buggy driving, volunteer photographer, raffle ticket seller, civil ceremony assisting, wildlife interpreter, garden stewards/interpretation, living history tour guides, and general tour guides.

We have a summer barbeque, outing and Christmas party. After 50hours each volunteer gets a card that allows them into other National Trust properties free and 20% discount in Trust catering and retail outlets.

We provide tea, coffee and biscuits as well as any expenses incurred during duty and travel expenses. You will not have to commit to a particular role at the early stages and can apply for several roles, in order to try them out first.

Dunster Castle prides itself on its welcoming and friendly atmosphere for all its supporters.


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Cause / Interests

  • Museums
  • Heritage

Types of Activity


Skills and Qualifications


This role will suit you if you are friendly and outgoing, adaptable and happy to muck in. You'll need a good sense of humour and not be afraid to work outdoors in most weathers!

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: By getting involved you could Become part of a friendly, dedicated team, enjoy new experiences and learn something interesting every time you come. You can improve your communication skills and make new friends. Travel expenses paid.
Other: NA

Recruitment Method