The volunteer guides visitors through the house. Each tour takes approx 1 hour, with a maximum of 12 on each tour. The tours run twice per day leaving from the front door of the house, taking in the main apartments before descending down stairs to the servants area and terminating the tour at the back door, having given the visitor the upstairs, downstairs experience of the Victorian house. The volunteer becomes a member of the team, meeting socially twice a year at luncheons provided by the NTS. Volunteers can do as much or as little as they wish from 1 tour to a day, the day being 11 to 4pm on a Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sunday (1st April - 31 Oct and long weekend in Dec). Full training is given by shadowing other guides until there is enough confidence to lead the full hour.
This opportunity is open to anyone with an interest in local history, and is ideal for young people wanting to study history at university, or to enhance their CV.

Organisation aims and objectives

The conservation and preservation of the built and national heritage of Scotland.











None. Under 16 not insured.
Experience required: Be outgoing with good communication skills, with an interest in history
Travel details: Threave House, Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas. Travel by own transport. Mileage allowance paid.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Monthly, mileage paid at 23p per mile
Training details: Induction to the work of the NTS and the job at hand by shadowing experienced guides to build confidence, reaching tour notes and support from property staff.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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