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Volunteer at Torre Abbey 

We welcome volunteers at Torre Abbey to help support our staff and customers and to be ambassadors for the attraction itself. So if you like history, culture, the arts and people, please do consider getting in touch.

How long do I need to commit for?

This can vary. Placements are fixed term, events can be one-off, operational roles such as reception, gift shop and gardening can be ongoing and flexible.  We consider each individual case by case with the emphasis on what you achieve while you are volunteering.

What might the role involve?

We use volunteers in a variety of ways, from welcome hosts, research projects, to people stewarding at individual events like our Open Air Cinema festival and our Winter Fest. General volunteers who may want to join us for regular days may get to do everything from room stewarding and guided tours to helping out on our main reception and in the gift shop. Our education and learning officers are often looking for additional help, while we also have a large team of volunteers helping out in the gardens for those with green fingers.

What you can expect as a volunteer?

  • Interesting work in a fascinating historic building
  • Opportunity to make new friends
  • Enjoy team social and recognition events
  • Join social events from our programme as an events steward
  • Learn new skills
  • Knowledge that you are supporting a worthwhile local organisation

For certain roles around education and organised children’s activities, we may require you to complete a Disclosure and Barring Screening along with reading Torbay Council’s 'Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines'.

Please contact us on 01803 293593 or torreabbeyenquiries@torbay.gov.uk for more details

Download a volunteer application form here or pop into the abbey for a paper form.