Volunteering

Do you have an interest in historic houses? Do you enjoy interacting with visitors?

Volunteering in a beautiful place like Lamport can be a great way to enjoy our county’s rich history, interact with our many visitors and of course, can be great fun. We are actively looking for people to join our team of dedicated volunteers to help visitors get full enjoyment from their visit.

Lamport Hall & Gardens Volunteering Form

Training will be given to applicants interested in the following positions. Applicants can apply for one position, or several.

  • Meet and greet visitors.
  • Issuing and taking pay for entry tickets.
  • Become conversant with Lamport Hall’s history and current activities and share this knowledge with interested visitors.
  • Answer visitors’ questions and give them help where needed
  • Encourage purchase of guidebooks.
  • This position will be of interest to volunteers who enjoy meeting people and who are confident handling money.
    • Meet and greet visitors.
    • Serving customers in the Tea Room; taking orders and serving cakes, teas and scones
    • Become conversant with Lamport Hall’s history and current activities and share this knowledge with interested visitors.
    • Answer visitors’ questions and give them help where needed
    • This position will be of interest to volunteers who enjoy meeting people and who are confident handling money.
      • To look after the security of the rooms and their contents and to provide a friendly greeting and informal environment to ensure visitors enjoy their visit over our bank holiday openings.
      • Become conversant with Lamport Hall’s history and current activities and share this knowledge with interested visitors.
      • Answer visitors’ questions.
        • To look after the security of the rooms and their contents and to provide a friendly greeting and informal environment to ensure visitors enjoy their visit.
        • Become conversant with Lamport Hall’s history and current activities and share this knowledge with interested visitors by giving guided tours of the house during our weekly opening and for private groups.
        • Answer visitors’ questions
          • To provide a friendly greeting and informal environment to ensure visitors enjoy their visit.
          • Become conversant with the history of Lamport’s gardens and current activities and share this knowledge with interested visitors by giving guided tours of the garden for both visitors and private groups.
          • Answer visitors’ questions.
          • This position will be of interest to volunteers who are interested in garden history. Some knowledge of plants might be useful but not essential.

            Here at Lamport Hall we have a fantastic team of loyal volunteers and we are looking to grow this wonderful team. Recently, one of our many dedicated and passionate volunteers, Christi, who started her role as a volunteer at the Hall in the year 2000, has taken the time to talk to us about her experience:

            What made you want to volunteer? I’d left teaching to help with my husband’s consultancy business and also worked locally part-time with Mencap. I always loved history and was impressed with the architecture and style of Lamport Hall and needed something to occupy my spare time –  which might also provide friendship and team work.
            What’s your favourite thing about volunteering at Lamport? I love the Isham history, the classical architecture and garden/estate setting. Also the helpfulness and camaraderie of the staff and volunteers team. We do have some very pleasant visitors. 
            Do you have a favourite room, object or painting in the house? I especially love the High Room for its grandeur and royal portraits. Also Sir Thomas’s acquisitions, particularly the cow bell! Plus the painting of Salome with the head of John the Baptist by Elisabetta Sirani.

            If you would like to register your interest, please contact 01604 686272 or engagement@lamporthall.co.uk for a short application form.