Volunteering at The Merchant's House

Join Our Team!

Volunteers are crucial to the effectiveness of The Merchants’ House. They bring a wide range of experience and expertise to the project, add energy and dynamism to a variety of tasks and help keep costs to a minimum.

We have over 100 volunteers at The Merchant’s House donating between 30 mins and 15 hours per week. In total some 240 hours of voluntary effort are donated each working week. The project is an interesting and stimulating place for volunteers with over a dozen different opportunities to choose from including:

  • serving in the shop
  • taking guided tours around the house and garden
  • helping organise and promote events
  • stewarding and support at events
  • running educational activities for children
  • turkeyworking
  • costume making and embroidery
  • helping in the trust office
  • maintaining archives and our library
  • property maintenance
  • helping with the restoration work
  • helping in the garden
Appropriate training and support are given by our dedicated and enthusiastic team.
Tour guiding

Serving in the shop
Embroiding at a re-enactment event
Helping in the garden
To get a feel for the project and how our volunteers make a contribution why not attend one of our events, visit the house or contact the Trust Manager on 01672 511491 or via katief@merchantshousetrust.co.uk