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Folly Volunteer

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Folly Volunteer
National Trust - Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Description of the role:

Studley Royal Water Gardens were designed to be elegant, playful and surprising, and this year is no exception. The Banqueting House will be transformed into a spectacle of Georgian inspired optical illusion and trickery. During school holidays and weekends, you’ll help to bring art installations by world renowned artist Mat Collishaw to life for thousands of visitors. You’ll help the Exhibition Welcome Assistant in welcoming visitors and encouraging them to get involved with the Folly! Arts programme. You’ll answer any questions, help to manage the flow of visitors at busy times, engage them with the history of the Water Gardens and the artwork itself, and make the visitor’s experience as enjoyable as possible

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

This role will suit people who are enthusiastic and approachable, ready to get stuck in and have fun. You love dealing with people and you’re a confident and natural communicator, with a passion for the visual arts and history.

Practical information:

Folly volunteers will contribute regularly to our rota, typically once per fortnight or more if you can. You’ll be expected to attend the following training: Two day Estate Induction, Service Promise training, Role specific training. Out-of-pocket travel costs between home and volunteering place will be paid up to a maximum of 40 miles, and other reasonable expenses agreed in advance.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 16+, Age 17+
The Estate Office
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 16.04.2018
Organisation Information

Fountains Abbey is owned by the National Trust. One of the most fascinating and historic sites in the whole of Europe. Cistercian Abbey, 18th century Water Garden, Elizabethan Hall and Deer Park. A World Heritage site. The range of voluntary work available is almost limitless and much of it takes place all year round.

Charity number: 205846

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