Training

Fairfax House provides its volunteers with training that enables them to fulfil their roles with confidence. Volunteers who wish to become Room Hosts will have access to a structured training programme in which they will not only learn about the house and the Fairfax family but will also develop the skills and approaches required in engaging with the public and enabling our visitors to get the most out of their time in Fairfax House. The programme is comprehensive, enjoyable and rewarding:

‘I know that this training and the way it has been presented has given me much more confidence in welcoming visitors to share the special qualities of Fairfax House’.

NEW: Volunteer Induction Course launched for August

Our next round of Volunteer Room Host training will begin on 31st July 2017 and will be held over eight sessions on Mondays and Thursdays. Our information sheet can be downloaded for more details, or please contact us for information and how to apply. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see behind the scenes and indulge your passion for history!

On-going opportunities

Fairfax House also provides opportunities for on-going development including information seminars and two volunteers’ meetings held each year. We organise for special guest lecturers at each of these meetings who cover a fascinating and broad range of topics related to eighteenth century Britain and the history of Fairfax House.

If you would like to become a volunteer at Fairfax House and be part of the team at one of the most successful and beautiful heritage attractions in York, why not download our application form.

If you would like to speak to someone to find out more about volunteering, please telephone Fairfax House on 01904 655543, email us on info@fairfaxhouse.co.uk, or call in during normal opening hours.