Volunteer to help at Hartlebury Castle
We want Hartlebury Castle to grow into a major visitor attraction for Worcestershire. Our ambitious plans need your help and support. We need people with determination and commitment who will work together to help us deliver our vision. Volunteers are central to the future success of Hartlebury Castle.
Throughout the project we need your help to:
Manage and maintain the gardens to ensure Hartlebury looks beautiful for visitors. Volunteers will help with weeding, planting and other gardening work. An opportunity to get ‘hands-on’ and see the immediate impact of your hard work.
Enable visitors to enjoy and learn all about the Castle’s magnificent state rooms and the Hurd Library. Volunteers will learn and talk to visitors about the history of Hartlebury Castle and its inhabitants. An opportunity to increase your knowledge and to share your enthusiasm for Hartlebury and Worcestershire’s history with others.
Support our varied programme of fundraising events. Volunteers will help with set up, car parking, visitor meet and greet, and take down, for events from theatrical performances to wedding fayres. An opportunity to be part of our diverse events and to fundraise for Hartlebury Castle.
Training and support will be provided to all volunteers. To join us please follow this link to Worcestershire Volunteer Portal where you will find application and contact details.
How your time helps fund the Castle
We can use your volunteer time towards claiming our award from the Heritage Lottery Fund. For each £1 of time given we can claim £2 up to half a million pounds! By giving your time you help provide substantial funding towards the refurbishment of Hartlebury Castle. We call this Golden Giving. Thank you.
To get involved and join our friendly team of volunteers visit our volunteer site here.
Meet our volunteers
Chris – House Steward
Chris has been volunteering since the castle reopened to the public and decided to volunteer at Hartlebury as he had some spare time in his retirement and thought Hartlebury was a lovely setting, especially since the improvements have taken place.
Before volunteering at Hartlebury, Chris has worked as a teacher of arts and ceramics, which remains one of his hobbies, and at the Commandery in Worcester.
One of the main reasons Chris chooses to volunteer is because of its opportunities to meet and talk to people from all different backgrounds, both visitors and fellow volunteers. As well as enjoying socialising with other volunteers, he always loves to learn things from visitors who know about the area and Hartlebury Castle itself.
We want Hartlebury Castle to grow into a major visitor attraction for Worcestershire. Our ambitious plans need your help and support and every donation has an impact on what the Trust is able to achieve.
There are a number of ways that you can donate to the project:
This is your opportunity to get involved and help us turn Hartlebury Castle into something really special. We couldn’t manage without our fantastic volunteers and we’re always looking for new people to join our friendly teams.
All you need is enthusiasm and a smile.
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