Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire\Staffordshire border is on the lookout for new faces to join its enthusiastic and friendly team of volunteers and will be hosting an Open Day on Tuesday 7 June during National Volunteers Week.

The House and its collections have largely remained closed to visitors due to the pandemic but with a busy summer season ahead the doors will be thrown open once more.

Prospective volunteers will be able to spend the morning with members of the Weston Park team learning all about the history of the house and the people associated with it.

A variety of interesting roles are available including house guides, room stewards and Granary Art Gallery assistants. Students completing a vocational qualification covering museum and heritage, history of art or conservation courses are also welcome to apply.

Volunteers have the opportunity to learn new skills and meet like-minded people with similar interests. Weston Park volunteers enjoy a wide range of benefits including free entry to the estate.

Gareth Williams, Curator and Head of Learning to the Weston Park Foundation says: “We are really keen to meet anyone who might be able to spare some time in sharing this incredibly beautiful and special place with our visitors. We have a welcoming and dedicated team of volunteers but would like more people to join us.”

The House at Weston Park opens to visitors on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the summer and the Granary Art Gallery, home to contemporary exhibitions, is open daily throughout the year.

“Sharing Weston Park with many visitors from all ages and backgrounds takes both time, patience and commitment – but its great fun and immensely rewarding.  Passion, interest and commitment are the only qualifications we require.” concludes Gareth.

Weston Park’s Volunteer Open Day takes place on Tuesday 7 June with registration at 10am followed by a tour of the House and the Art Gallery.  To book your place or for further information please contact Alison Poole, Gallery and Learning Coordinator on 01952 852130 or alison.poole@weston-park.com

Further information please visit weston-park.com