Love poetry and performance?
The Wordsworth Trust is looking for volunteers to help deliver short poetry readings, in authentic Wordsworthian costume, across Wordsworth Grasmere.
Working with your team of Poetry Readers, you will bring poetry alive for the thousands of visitors who come to Dove Cottage every year. You might choose to read nature poems in Dove Cottage Garden, explore Wordsworth’s writings on revolution and philosophy or create selections from other poets inspired by Romanticism, nature, and the human experience. The choice is yours!
Skills and qualities
This exciting volunteer role will suit a poetry lover who likes to connect with like-minded people and share the joys of poetry read aloud in a beautiful and unique setting. For this role, you will need to be confident to engage in conversations with visitors with the ability to prepare your choice of poetry ahead of your readings. Full training will be provided.
Dates and availability
The Wordsworth Trust welcome permanent, seasonal (March to October) or fixed term volunteers. In this role, you will volunteer on a weekly basis (either mornings or afternoons), usually on a Tuesday and Friday.
About the organisation
The Wordsworth Trust brings art and literature alive for tens of thousands of people every year. As well as Dove Cottage and the other historic buildings at Wordsworth Grasmere, they look after a unique collection of works by Wordsworth and the other writers and artists of the Romantic period. At the heart of this collection are the manuscripts that Wordsworth’s descendants gave to the Wordsworth Trust in 1935 so that they could remain here, where they were largely written and inspired.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07442 972 270 for more information about how we can personally support you in this role.
NB. There is a lift inside our Café, which is signposted from the Car Park, to take you up to the Museum and Ticket Desk. There is lift access to all floors of the Museum, including the Viewing Station. Most wheelchairs will find the ground floor of Dove Cottage accessible. As the Cottage is a historical Grade I listed building, the stairs to the first floor mean that unfortunately we are unable to provide wheelchair access to the upstairs rooms. For more information click here. Please contact us with any questions or for further support.