Volunteer at Highciffe Castle

Join our team of dedicated volunteers

You’ll be part of a large, friendly team who share a passion for Highcliffe Castle. Learn new skills, add valuable experience to your CV and make new friends. So whether you want to pursue a career in heritage, or just want to meet new people and indulge your passion, we want to hear from you.

Volunteer with Us

Two Room Stewards of Highcliffe Castle conversing with each other

TELL OUR STORIES

After the devastating fires in the 1960’s the castle was left a shell and although it has been restored, much of the contents were lost or bought by interested parties. Our tour guides and room stewards have a passion for history and talking to groups of visitors to bring the castle’s interesting past to life.

Large gathering of the public watching a live outdoor event at Highcliffe Castle on the grassy lawn

STEWARDING EVENTS

The Castle hosts a range of fun and exciting events throughout the year from family theatre and music concerts to large trade shows and free music events at weekends. Our event stewards are active, great with people and ready to tackle changes and challenges in an innovative and positive way. As an event volunteer you will be helping the team check tickets, help event-goers with site orientation and processing payments for tickets. Sometimes you may be asked to help with drinks and car parking duties.

Large gathering of the public watching a live outdoor event at Highcliffe Castle on the grassy lawn
An Education Volunteer from Highcliffe Castle assisting a child in dressing up in period costume

ACTIVITY AND LEARNING

As part of our brand new team of activity and learning volunteers, you’ll help inspire young and old to be more curious and learn new skills. Our Activity and Learning programme aims to reach pre-school children through to retired members of our community and volunteering are key in helping us deliver these aims. As a volunteer you’ll be creative, child-friendly, great at communication and able to work with a variety of ages and circumstances.

A happy and friendly volunteer welcoming visitors to Highcliffe Castle in the Castle Shop

WELCOME OUR VISITORS

As a Visitor Reception volunteer, you’ll be the first point of contact for visitors coming into the Castle. You’ll give each visitor a warm and friendly welcome, as well as letting them know how to make the most out of their visit. Our Visitor Reception is a busy place where you’ll be processing admission tickets, selling guided tours and items from our shop as well as helping orientate our visitors.

Please note that we are currently not recruiting for this role but please do check this page again in the future.

A happy and friendly volunteer welcoming visitors to Highcliffe Castle in the Castle Shop
Three Highcliffe Castle archive volunteers delving through storage boxes and cataloging the items

DELVE INTO OUR ARCHIVES

Our team of archive volunteers have an eye for detail and have good computer skills. Although much of our collection is now owned by the V&A museum, we still have many of the original decorations from the castle as well as our paper archive. Our archive volunteers work hard to identify and catalogue our collections.

Three spades digging in the dirt

TENDING THE GROUNDS

The castle sits in 14 acres of land from the manicured Parterre by the Wintergarden to woodland connecting up to Steamer Point Nature Reserve. Our active garden volunteers love being out in the elements and help keep the grounds looking at their best throughout the year, come rain or shine.

Please note that we are currently not recruiting for this role but please do check this page again in the future.

Three spades digging in the dirt

Apply Today

Click on the link to sign up to our online volunteer system and apply to volunteer with us today.

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