Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Volunteer

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House depends upon our brilliant team of volunteers to open to the public. We continually recruit new volunteers as we expand and develop. There are many opportunities for you to get involved, from helping in our tea room, talking to visitors in the period rooms, maintaining our wonderful garden and other behind the scenes tasks.

It is a great opportunity to learn something new, develop an existing interest and meet new friends. Elizabeth Gaskell’s House prides itself on its unique experience – visitors are invited to touch, sit and make themselves at home. It is our volunteers who play a crucial role in providing this experience.

You do not need to know anything about Elizabeth Gaskell or the house to get involved. Training will be provided.

Greet visitors to the house and give them a brief orientation

Selling Tickets

Answering phone and email enquiries

Promoting future events

Talking to visitors about the rooms, Elizabeth Gaskell and the house

Staffing our Tearoom

Other administrative tasks as appropriate

Gain customer service / admin experience a beautiful heritage venue

Travel expenses up to £5 reimbursed.

Training and volunteer support provided.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact 0161 273 2215 or emailenquiries@elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk

All potential volunteers are invited to a Volunteer Induction session to find out more about getting involved. We are continually recruiting volunteers so please get in touch.


Ongoing recruitment

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