Call for volunteers at National Trust property

Helpers are needed at the tearoom at Lyveden New Bield, near Brigstock
Helpers are needed at the tearoom at Lyveden New Bield, near Brigstock

The new cottage tearoom at Lyveden New Bield near Brigstock is proving such a success its looking for extra volunteers.

Nearly 20,000 visitors visit Lyveden, a National Trust property each year.

Claire Barrett, operations manager, said: “People visit from around the world and the interests of no two visitors are the same.

“We are looking to take on more volunteers who can help in the tearoom on a regular basis and support the work of the National Trust.

“Volunteering offers a great opportunity to meet people, learn new skills and develop your CV.”

People who volunteer for more than 50 hours a year receive a free pass to all National Trust properties and discount at its shops.

Lyveden is one of England’s oldest gardens and was recently designated by English Heritage as a site of international importance.

Created by Sir Thomas Tresham in 1600, Lyveden remains virtually unaltered since the family became involved in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Lyveden is open Monday to Sunday, from 10.30am to 5pm, until the end of September, from October 2 to October 31. Wednesday to Sunday, from 10.30am to 5pm, and weekends in November, from 11am to 5pm.

Anyone interested in volunteering can email claire.barrett@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01832 205158.