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A 1620s House and Gardens Volunteer Poem

Volunteering 2023


To be a successful volunteer

There are many things to consider

Freely offering yourself, your skills and time to do something for others.

To share knowledge that you gain

With those that come to visit

Be caring to their needs and have patience with their individual demands

Their smiles and laughter that will give you the purpose to continue to achieve

Taking happy memories of their visit with them as they leave.

Remember to be flexible and be available when required

To learn from others,  and you will be inspired

So do not hold back if you can be of help

Get out there and volunteer

Always be yourself and always be sincere.

Written by 1620s House and Gardens Volunteer Sue.


Sue has been volunteering at the house and garden for many years and is a key member of the team!

1620s House and Garden volunteers bring the site to life by providing their time and skills. We have house interpreters who point out unique parts of the house as well as share their wealth of knowledge to visitors. Garden volunteers cultivate the site to ensure it is always looking its best. Planting and labelling species appropriate for the 1600s.


Keep a look out on our opportunities page for current volunteering roles available at the 1620s House and Garden!