Ushaw has four acres of formal gardens and is a source of pleasure and inspiration to thousands of visitors each year. The gardens are an integral part of the history of the College with an abundance of rhododendrons, trees, shrubs and wildflowers and we need your help to maintain them.
No two days are ever the same at Ushaw Historic House Chapels and Gardens so you need to be prepared to get involved.
The ability to be visible, approachable, to engage and share information, and to assist visitors with their enquiries is a fundamental aspect of the role.
The Gardening Team maintains the formal gardens, undertaking a range of horticultural tasks such as deadheading, weeding, planting, pruning, watering, potting and sowing seed.
There are opportunities to get involved with other events and activities that occur at Ushaw.
An interest in gardens, history and the great outdoors. A team player with the ability to take direction and positively contribute to garden priorities. Compliance with health and safety instructions. To interact with visitors in an engaging manner and sharing information with our visitors in relation to all aspects of the gardening project.
Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens
Full training given. We offer training courses on a variety of things over the year and volunteers are invited to attend if they wish.
● Become part of a passionate and committed team
● Meet a wide range of people from around the world
● Privileged access to a diverse heritage and cultural programme
● The chance to develop new skills and experience
Alongside this you will also be be given
● Free Annual Membership
● Free invitation to launch events
● Volunteer social events
● 20% discount in the gift shop
● £6 off food and a beverage per day worked (conditions apply)
Our volunteer opportunities are open to anyone over the age of 18.
All our volunteer opportunities are based on site at Ushaw Historic House Chapels and Gardens,
We are open to everyone.