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"Hestercombe is a world famous heritage site with a unique display of restored period gardens, which have been saved from disrepair and restored to their former glory over the last 20 years ...

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Hestercombe Gardens Trust

About Hestercombe Gardens Trust

"Hestercombe is a world famous heritage site with a unique display of restored period gardens, which have been saved from disrepair and restored to their former glory over the last 20 years. Hestercombe House hosts a contemporary art gallery, gallery shop, and a second-hand book shop, while elsewhere on site there is a restaurant and garden/gift shop. The site welcomes visitors throughout the year to explore the gardens, discover the art gallery, enjoy a jam-packed series of events, as well as attend weddings and functions.

As a small charity, Hestercombe relies on volunteers to deliver a number of extremely valuable services, both directly to visitors and behind the scenes.

There are a variety of ways you can get involved. Whether through gardening, invigilating in the Hestercombe Gallery, front of house or assisting in retail - all roles on which the running of Hestercombe is dependent.

Why volunteer?

By volunteering at Hestercombe you'll be part of the Hestercombe team made up of volunteers from the local community, as well as the Hestercombe staff.

The roles undertaken by volunteers here at Hestercombe are considered some of the most important across the organisation and allow us to offer the highest quality visitor experience. Without the support of volunteers we would not be able to deliver the wide range of events, high quality exhibitions and continued estate management that we currently provide.

Volunteers would need to commit to at least 3 hours a week. As a thank you for your help and hard work, Hestercombe offers volunteers free annual membership, as well as a annual volunteer get together, which is a great opportunity to socialise and get to know our team even better.

Recently added opportunities

Retail Volunteer
Organisation role · 3–40 hrs/Week
Taunton
Retail Volunteer
We are currently recruiting for volunteer team members to work in our gallery shop and gift/plant shop.Posted by Hestercombe Gardens Trust
Bookshop Assistants
Organisation role · 3–40 hrs/Week
Taunton
Bookshop Assistants
From selling books to visitors to doing the ‘behind the scenes’ sorting, there is lots to be done in the bookshop.Posted by Hestercombe Gardens Trust
Gallery Invigilators
Organisation role · 3–40 hrs/Week
Taunton
Gallery Invigilators
As a volunteer in this role, you will meet and greet visitors to the Hestercombe Gallery, helping them to get the most out of their visit.Posted by Hestercombe Gardens Trust

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