Immerse yourself in history of Lyme Park by volunteering

CAN YOU HELP? Lyme Park is looking for a volunteer wardrobe assistant to help visitors dressing up in costume - just one of several volunteering opportunities at the property. Photo: National Trust/Emma Williams.

CAN YOU HELP? Lyme Park is looking for a volunteer wardrobe assistant to help visitors dressing up in costume - just one of several volunteering opportunities at the property. Photo: National Trust/Emma Williams.

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A NATIONAL Trust estate on the edge of the Peak District is on the lookout for new volunteers to join its volunteering team.

Due to increasing visitor numbers, Lyme Park in Disley is holding a Volunteer Open Day this weekend.

Volunteer co-ordinator Jeanette Connolly said: “Our volunteers play a very important part in helping to keep Lyme as open and accessible as it is.”

Among the volunteer roles to be filled this season are a Wardrobe Assistant - helping children and visitors to get dressed up in Edwardian costume, as part of the ‘Lyme Park: end of a Golden Era’ project which focuses the heyday of the house during the years leading up to the First World War.

“We’re also looking for room and courtyard guides, along with catering volunteers who’ll help in the coffee shop and restaurant,” added Jeanette.

“We’ll provide all the training - you just need passion and enthusiasm to engage with our many visitors and bring Lyme’s amazing stories to life.

“It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of Lyme Park and tell other people all about it.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering at Lyme can go along to the Volunteer Open Day on Saturday May 19, between 11am and 1pm, or call Jeanette on 01663 761403.