About Hestercombe Gardens Trust"Hestercombe is a world famous heritage site with a unique display of restored period gardens spanning 400 years, which have been saved from disrepair and restored to their former glory over the last 20 years. Hestercombe House hosts a contemporary art gallery, a second-hand book shop and a restaurant while elsewhere on site there is a cosy cafÃ© and gardens shop. The site welcomes over 90,000 visitors a year to explore the gardens, discover the art gallery, enjoy a jam-packed series of events throughout the year, 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 or supporting with office administration Â¬all roles on which the running of Hestercombe is dependent.
By volunteering at Hestercombe youll be part of the Hestercombe team made up of volunteers from the local community, as well 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.
Whether you are able to offer a few hours a month, or a day or two a week, it is your time and energy that makes Hestercombe the exciting, innovative and engaging place it is.
As a thank you for your help and hard work, Hestercombe offers volunteers free annual membership, a discount card for the Gardens Shop, training and an annual volunteer party a great opportunity to socialise and get to know our team even better. Of course our volunteers also receive free tea and coffee while working at Hestercombe!"