Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
Southville / Ashton Gate
Edge of Bristol (North Somerset)
Edge of Bristol (Bath & North East Somerset)
Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
Bedminster / Victoria Park
Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
Avonmouth / Lawrence Weston
Ashton Vale / Bower Ashton
What is a Christmas Costumed volunteer?
“A Very Victorian Christmas” is Tyntesfield’s immensely popular Christmas event. Every year, the house and estate gets a Victorian takeover, with costumed characters representing the Gibbs family, their guests and servants, walking around the house and ground and chatting to our visitors. We couldn’t achieve this without a team of highly dedicated volunteers – you make the magic happen!
We’re looking to make the event even bigger this year, welcoming visitors in the evening as well as in the daytime. If you’re available a couple of evenings in December, like the idea of dressing up, and love meeting new people, this opportunity could be for you!
What’s in it for you?
Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team
Volunteer on your own or with a friend
An easy way to get involved – this is a short term opportunity. Volunteer for one week or six weeks.
Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends.
Improving communication skills and practicing staying in character
Being involved in the hands on delivery of festive events.
Enjoying new experiences and learning something new.
Getting the opportunity to dress up as a Victorian Lady, Gentleman or Servant
Enjoy the festive feeling in the house as Tyntesfield is dressed for Christmas – and behind the scenes in the Volunteer team room over a hot chocolate
A warm and friendly attitude – being happy to welcome all our visitors
Dressing up as a Victorian Lady, Gentleman or Servant and pretending you are getting ready for a Gibbs family Christmas in 1891 – staying in character where possible
Being available to help us in the evenings on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Weekends
Helping us to keep the house safe for all our visitors, by providing a friendly presence and making sure people know where to go
Using a radio (full training given)
Understanding and having a role in emergency evacuation procedures.
Becoming familiar with and following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy at all times.
There may occasionally be other activities and tasks where we could use your help.
This role will suit people who…
Want to volunteer at Tyntesfield but don’t have time to commit to regular volunteering all year round
Enjoy being part of big events!
Are welcoming and friendly and enjoy working in a team.
Enjoy the challenges that come from interacting with a large number of people.