The search is on for twelve new volunteers at The Bishop’s Palace


The search is on at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells for twelve people who have some time to spare and would like to volunteer in one of the most beautiful sites in the West Country.

If you can spare 2-4 hours every week or so and would like to welcome visitors or be a guide, then The Bishop’s Palace would love to hear from you. Full training is provided, some travel expenses can be covered and there are indoor and outdoor opportunities available for volunteering.

Pam Philipps, who has been welcoming visitors to the Palace every week for over 10 years says, ‘This is such a calm, happy place and I like to feel that I am helping people to enjoy it. Over the years I have become good friends with some of my fellow volunteers.’

Siobhan Goodwin, Community Engagement Manager at The Bishop’s Palace, is also keen to point out the vital contribution that the volunteer team make. She added ‘Our volunteers are so dedicated and hardworking. With our busiest time of year approaching we would like to welcome a dozen more volunteers into our friendly team.

There is always plenty to do here every day, but we would particularly like to hear from people who have some time to spare at weekends. It is a great way to gain skills and experience if you are just starting out into the world of work, trying to build your CV, or simply feel that you’re at a stage in your life when you have time to give something back.’

An added bonus to volunteering at The Bishop’s Palace is that the team gets together throughout the year for social events and training.

More information is available from Gemma Palmer, the Palace’s Community Engagement Assistant. Email [email protected]  or call 01749 988111 ext 204.

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