GET INVOLVED

I volunteer because…

There are many ways for you to get involved at Mount Edgcumbe by either volunteering directly with the Park or by joining The Friends of Mount Edgcumbe.

Depending on your interests, there are a number of areas where you can volunteer at Mount Edgcumbe. The gardening team have opportunities all year round to help out in the stunning formal gardens and grade I listed landscape. With the Ranger team you could be mending fences, surveying trees, or helping to manage the woodlands. You could also help with general maintenance around the estate. If history is your area of interest then you could join our team of House Stewards welcoming visitors to our 16th century historic House and showing them the wonders of the collection held inside, or spend some time enjoying our costume room where visitors can dress up as characters from their favourite period in time.

We also offer a corporate volunteer programme where your team can come for the day to help out on a specific project.

For further information please contact the conference team on 01752 822 236 or email mt.edcumbe@plymouth.gov.uk

Liz Paxton – House Steward/Project Volunteer

I volunteer because Mount Edgcumbe is a special place which my family have enjoyed visiting for many years. It’s good to be able to give something back for a few hours each week.

Volunteering also gives me an opportunity to indulge my interest in history and to share that with the wide range of people who visit the house, where I volunteer as a steward during the summer season. It’s great to hear visitors say how lovely the house is and to be able to show them some of the fabulous items it contains, as well as tell them the fascinating history of the house, the park and the Edgcumbe family.

There’s also plenty to do during the winter months – information and historic materials to be sorted, research to be undertaken for new projects and exhibitions to be planned and organised. I’ve learnt a lot too, including how to handle, store and record museum objects.

Helping out at Mount Edgcumbe events is tiring but thoroughly enjoyable. It’s great to see thousands of people having a good time in the park or enjoying the fabulous Christmas Fayre and to be part of making that happen.