Valentines Mansion & Gardens in Ilford is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us to create a truly memorable experience for visitors on our open days. Working within this wonderful Georgian Mansion, dating back to 1696, you will be surrounded by many stories and an ever-changing architectural gem. This would suit anyone with an interest in heritage and art, providing a wonderful chance for you to share our stories with visitors.
Perhaps you enjoy talking to people about history and art, and you are keen to support the future offering of a regency building? Might you, then, be interested in Georgian architecture and be keen to provide an exciting visitor service at Valentines Mansion? You could even be keen to develop your experience of retail, developing events and exciting learning experiences for all ages. We have many exciting opportunities for you to get involved in, so get in touch!
Valentines Mansion is grade II* listed country house with a growing profile: over 73,000 visitors have visited since we reopened to the public in 2009 and the Mansion now operates as a multi-functional cultural facility with public events, exhibitions, artists’ studios, education and hire operations. We rely on the dedication of our volunteers to welcome visitors to open days and events so everyone can take time to enjoy the stunning setting, nestled in Valentines Park.
You will ensure our visitors enjoy our exhibitions, special events and creative workshops, step back in time and explore the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms – there’s so much to do at Valentines, you’ll be surprised!
Valentines mansion is offering the following volunteer roles:
- Front of House and Open Days (Event) Assistants
- Tour and Interpretation Guides
- Storyteller & Drama Practitioners
- Art Workshop Leaders
Sound interesting? Then come along and meet us on our next Volunteer Open Day on Sunday 12 October we are a very friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated team and would love to share with you our experiences of working within this much loved building.
On the 12 October, you are invited to join staff and volunteers for a complimentary tour of the mansion & gardens, apply for these roles and chat about the value of this experience. If you are interested in volunteering, drop in between 1pm-3pm or book a place on the tour at 1pm, by e-mailing Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8708 8100.
A copy of the role descriptions can also be requested through the Volunteer Centre Redbridge by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 0208 514 9624. Alternatively, please contact Amy Mountney by e-mailing Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 020 8708 8100.
Roles may require you to undertake a DBS check, and all roles will require professional references.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Post author: Hardip Sohal