January 7, 2015 1.50 pm This story is over 106 months old

Lincoln Castle volunteers needed in time for big reveal

Dive into history: Do you see yourself helping tourists and visitors experience the improved Lincoln Castle?

Volunteers are being sought at Lincoln Castle as the attraction enters into the final phase of its £22 million restoration.

Anyone who wishes to support the running of the new-look castle and learn about projects behind the scene can attend special open days.

People interested in offering their services can visit the castle on Sunday, January 11 and Sunday, February 8.

The open days run from 11am to 2pm, and light refreshments will be available. More information is also available on 01522 541173.

The roles available are:

  • Visitor experience volunteers – Welcoming people and helping visotrs engage with new visitor experiences.
  • Grounds and maintenance volunteers – An outdoor, hands-on role making the site attractive and pleasant.
  • Learning volunteers – Welcoming schools and families and developing a vibrant learning programme.
  • Heritage Skills Centre volunteers – Traditional heritage skills such as stone masonry and stained glass assistance with a wide range of courses available.
  • Lincoln Castle Community Company – Join the company of amateur dramatics performers based at the historic castle.
  • Lincoln Castle wardrobe volunteers – Make costumes for the volunteers to wear around the castle grounds.
View of the works at Lincoln Castle. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

View of the works at Lincoln Castle. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Katy-Jayne Lintott, volunteer co-ordinator, said: “The castle has a strong volunteering tradition, with around 200 people currently helping out.

“There are a range of roles you can try – making our visitors feel welcome, volunteering behind the scenes, or even finding your inner actor as part of our new community drama company.

“The open days will be an opportunity for prospective volunteers to find out more about the project as a whole, and how volunteers will be at the forefront of all that we’re doing.

“Current volunteers and members of staff will be talking about what they do, giving a taste of what life is like working at the castle.”

As previously reported, the castle gates have been closed for final preparations to take place before revealing the attraction’s new features in April.