Do you like meeting new people? Interested in history & heritage?
Carlisle Castle is on the lookout for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to welcome visitors to the site and help bring its history to life.
In this role, you will welcome visitors to Carlisle Castle, share information about the Castle’s history, provide updates about any current exhibitions and lead object handling sessions.
There is also the option to undertake additional training and deliver short guided tours. This is a wonderful opportunity for good communicators who enjoy meeting people and want to learn more about Carlisle Castle (and share that knowledge with visitors.)
As an English Heritage volunteer, you will be provided with:
- A full induction and training programme with on-going support.
- Reimbursement of reasonable local travel costs between home and volunteering location within agreed limits.
- A certificate to demonstrate work carried out for English Heritage is available on request to show future employers or further education providers.
- A volunteer pass allowing free entry to English Heritage properties is available on completion of 60 hours and four months of volunteering.
Dates and availability
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity. Volunteer sessions are available daily between 11:00–15:00 from April to October, with weekend sessions running from November to March. We can work with you to determine what days/hours would be of interest to you.
About the organisation
Standing proud in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle remained a working fortress until well within living memory. It has withstood many sieges, held captive a royal prisoner, and been home to the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment.
Explore the medieval castle rooms, discover a turbulent history with the exhibition, and walk some of the castle walls. The castle is also home to Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07442 972 270 for more information about this role.
NB. Wheelchair access is limited. The new exhibition and grounds are accessible. However, the shop, Keep, Ramparts and Captain’s Tower are not wheelchair accessible. Assistant dogs are welcome on site. For more information click here. Please contact us with any questions or for further support.