Volunteering at Valentines Mansion

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We’re proud to be supporting Volunteers Week 2018 and here at the Mansion we know first-hand what a wonderful contribution volunteers make to an organisation.

We have 12 of our own who play a big part in helping run the Mansion, and we can’t thank them enough for all their wonderful work.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and often come in and help out on short notice.  As well as welcoming visitors to the Mansion, running our gift shop, assisting with school visits and the day-to-day running of the Mansion, they also get stuck into helping out with our bigger events.

All our volunteers also possess a wealth of knowledge, enabling them to give visitors an interesting and historical insight into the Mansion’s past.

Lynn Hammond, is one of our newest volunteers and encourages more people to get involved in volunteering.

Lynn Hammond Mansion volunteer Lynn Hammond

Speaking of her role at the Mansion, Lynn said: “I’m really enjoying it. I did it to widen my volunteering experience but have also ended up meeting and working alongside some fantastic people along the way!

“That’s the great thing about being a volunteer; you get to meet many different types of people. Valentines Mansion was a natural fit for me as I have a keen interest in local history. I’ve really enjoyed learning about the Mansion’s past.

“Many of our visitors are also local so they have equally fascinating stories about the area. It’s a very engaging role. I’d encourage everyone to consider a volunteering role, whether it’s at the Mansion, or for a cause they are passionate about.”

Since February 2018 our volunteers have committed to a total of nearly 500 hours between them to the Mansion.

If you are interested in a volunteering role at Valentines Mansion, please get in touch with us on hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk or phone 0208 708 8100

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About valentinesmansion

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. FREE ENTRY Hire the Mansion...Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. The Mansion and its rooms can be hired either individually or exclusively and we work with a fine selection of caterers to ensure a first-class experience for you and your guests. Call us on 020 8708 8100 to find out more.
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