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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Thirlestane Castle Volunteer Helper

Become part of the long and wonderful volunteering history at Thirlestane Castle by being a member of the team that brings its heritage to life for everyone to share.

Our volunteer helpers are friendly and welcoming of our visitors. They support tour guides and then provide hospitality to visitors in the tearoom and gift shop. We are looking for people who enjoy engaging with a range of different people and who are good communicators.
We ask our helpers to commit to a minimum of two days a month with each day lasting up to four hours. However, this is totally flexible and will depend upon your own commitments.

Experience required

Previous experience in a historic house would be an advantage but is not necessary. An engaging personality and the ability to happily interact with visitors is more important. An interest in Scottish History and an ability to speak clearly and concisely, or a passion for gardening and the great outdoors.

Travel details

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Scottish Borders

Training details

• Introduction to Castle
• Health and Safety
• Support and Supervision
• Training specific to role
• Buddying system in operation

Taster available

Minimum age: 20
No significant mobility issues

Frequency & commitment
2 hours per week for one season May-Sept. 2023

Volunteers (aged 20-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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