What do Volunteers Do?
Depending on the individual and the skills they can offer, our volunteers help out in two main areas:
Front of House – these volunteers have responsibility for welcoming visitors, offering help and advice as well as looking after sales and stock in the shop. These volunteers will be the visitors' first point of contact and need to be friendly, helpful and welcoming.
Guided Tours – 78 Derngate is a very beautiful, small house, with a wonderful story to tell. Our Guides find their work very rewarding and enjoy interacting with our visitors. In order to be a guide, you need to read up a little on the history of the house, learn about the story each room has to tell and then shadow an existing guide for a short period of time. Guides need to be able to speak confidently to groups of visitors (up to 12) and have an interest in the house and its history.
How much time would I have to give?
The time each volunteer can commit to working with us at 78 Derngate is entirely up to them. 78 Derngate is open from February to Christmas, Tuesday to Sunday. Everyday we have two ‘shifts' – 10am to 1.30pm and 1pm to 5pm .
In order to keep 78 Derngate up and running and open to the public, we need up to three volunteers for each ‘shift'. If you have just one morning or afternoon per week, one day per month or more, then we would be very grateful for your input.
What are the benefits?
Volunteers don't get paid, but we do reimburse travel and parking expenses. Volunteers benefit from other perks including at least one party each year, the chance to be involved with the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and work with like-minded, interesting people who want to ‘put something back'.
How do I volunteer?
If you would like to offer your services on a voluntary basis, or would like to know more about volunteering for 78 Derngate please get in touch: Call us on: 01604 603 408 Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or download the information and application form below.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
Guiding a group of visitors around 78 Derngate.