Wisbech’s secret gem Peckover House is in need of volunteers

PUBLISHED: 09:46 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:50 26 September 2018

Peckover House need to recruit more volunteers for the house and have come up with the idea of offering 'Taster sessions' during October. Volunteers Wendy Smith and Beverley Bishop.

Peckover House need to recruit more volunteers for the house and have come up with the idea of offering 'Taster sessions' during October. Volunteers Wendy Smith and Beverley Bishop.

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Volunteering taster sessions will be on offer at the National Trust’s Peckover House and Garden this October.

Heritage open day at Peckover House in WisbechHeritage open day at Peckover House in Wisbech

Visitors can spend a couple of hours with an experienced volunteer in the house to sample life as a room steward, learn a little about the property and meet a few new people.

There will also be information about volunteering in other areas at Peckover.

“We would love to see some new volunteers coming along to sample room stewarding,” said business support coordinator Paula Arnold.

“They don’t need to be history buffs, just people who care about our heritage and enjoy meeting others. Our experienced volunteers are always keen to pass on their knowledge and enthusiasm and are a friendly lot.

“Often, people who join our team stay for many years and become part of what feels like a big family. It’s a family which always welcomes new members.”

Staff and volunteers meet socially most months and visit other National Trust places. It really is a very good way of meeting new people.

To find out more and to participate in a taster session, anyone interested is invited to contact Paula on 01945 583463 or by email on peckover@nationaltrust.org.uk

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