‘Stoked’ to give you helping hand

A volunteer tour guide at Stowe
A volunteer tour guide at Stowe

STOWE House is holding a volunteering open day on Tuesday as it prepares for record visitor numbers during 2012.

The open day runs 10am-2pm at Buckingham Community Hall and is designed to highlight the opportunities available.

Ruth Peters, assistant visitor services manager, said: “We have a range of volunteer roles available both in the house and gardens including visitor services, guiding, administration children’s activities and many more.

“If you are interested in volunteering with us and would like more information, drop in to our volunteer at Stowe event to find out about the opportunities that are available.”

Volunteer tour guide Vin Kenny said: “I become a tour guide at Stowe House a year ago and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

“The house has a fascinating history and spectacular beauty which I have shared with visitors,

“I’ve taken on regular guided tours in my short time here. New volunteers are made welcome and all are happy to share the wealth of knowledge they have for the benefit of both volunteers and visitors.”

For more about the open day visit www.shpt.org