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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 Grounds Person/Gardener

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.

We’re really excited to introduce this new volunteer role. If you love being outdoors, Thirlestane Castle has over 500 acres of parkland to enjoy. As you can imagine with an estate of that size, much work goes into its upkeep to ensure it always looks its best for our visitors. This role includes planting and weeding, grass cutting and general grounds maintenance.

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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