Treasurer’s House are hosting a drop-in session to meet the team as they recruit new volunteers to help with running one of York’s most historic houses.

Often called a hidden gem, tucked between two of York’s giants, York Minster and the walls, is Treasurer’s House. Now cared for by the National Trust and there’s a chance to get involved. The team are looking for more house experience volunteers who support and, in some cases, lead tours around the historic house. They are also hoping to build a new team to look after their second-hand books.

In 1897, the house was bought by Frank Green, the grandson of a wealthy industrialist, and by 1900 he had transformed it at great speed into an elaborately decorated town house, ready for royal guests. Visitors are today invited to step in their footsteps and join a tour to hear about Frank Green’s life and find out how he saved Treasurer’s House and changed it into the grand show home we see today.

If you think volunteering at Treasurer’s House could be for you, head to the National Trust house at 1pm on Wednesday 1 February for a short introduction and a chance to meet the team, existing volunteers, and find out more about the roles on offer. It could be the start of a brand-new chapter.

Rebecca Allott, Volunteer Manager said: “Above everything else we are looking for friendly people with great communications skills who are happy to engage with visitors of all ages and nationalities. The beauty of volunteering is you don’t have to be an expert, just enthusiastic, and we can train you with the rest.”

The National Trust team come from all age groups and backgrounds…don’t wait until retirement to reap the benefits of volunteering. Many students and recent graduates use volunteering as a great way to build their CVs and gain relevant experience. Others see it as a hobby or to test their interests and get a sense of where their place in the workforce might be.

To find out more about volunteering at Treasurer’s House, visit: or call 01904 624247. The drop-in session is on Wednesday 1 February, 1pm – 2pm at Treasurer’s House, Chapter House Street, York, YO1 7JL.

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