Do you like practical tasks? Want to go behind the scenes of a busy historic site?
Carlisle Castle is looking for volunteers to ensure visitors have the best possible experience at their historic sites. Site Maintenance volunteers play a vital role in helping to deliver high standards of housekeeping in key historic spaces. Tasks include:
- Conservation cleaning in different spaces of the castle, this will involve use of vacuum cleaners, dusters and cloths.
- Removing litter from external part of the site with a litter picker.
- Reporting any maintenance issues along the visitor route to the site team.
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.
Skills and qualities
This role would suit a self-motivated individual with good awareness of health & safety principles. Ideally you would be comfortable using ladders.
Dates and availability
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity. 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.