Volunteering at Hopetoun
Hopetoun welcomes thousands of visitors each summer to the house. Everyone has a different interest; whether it is architecture, fine art, interior design, or family history. Hopetoun House has it all!
If you would like to assist their enjoyment, why not become a volunteer guide? You will be joining nearly fifty other volunteers on a rota basis and would be working alongside our staff house guides. Volunteers also automatically become members of the "1699 Club" and enjoy talks, tours and lunches throughout the year.
If you have an afternoon or morning to spare and would like to participate please contact Ian Low, Seasonal Head Guide, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the house reception on 0131 331 2451.
Hopetoun Ranger Service
Volunteers are very welcome to participate in the maintenance of the Grounds and we have a great variety of people who enjoy helping out in such an outstanding built and natural environment. The Hopetoun Green Volunteers meet monthly on a Saturday to tackle a range of tasks and many other groups offer their services to undertake footpath maintenance and removing invasive species. These not only include volunteer groups such as the Green Team and British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, but community groups and business organisations who combine a team building activity with doing something beneficial. Local school and college students regularly help the Ranger with conservation tasks as well as young people working towards their Duke of Edinburgh or John Muir award.
Applications from anyone wishing to be a volunteer ranger are very welcome. Please get in touch to find out what is required and how to apply. Contact Hopetoun Ranger Service on 0131 331 2451 or email email@example.com
Help the Rangers carry out conservation work in the magnificent designed landscape of Scotland’s finest Stately Home, Hopetoun House. We will be improving woodland biodiversity, burning invasive plants, maintaining the nature trails and increasing the wildlife value of the Grounds. Volunteers will gain new skills, meet new friends and take a free form of exercise. As a way of saying thank you if you attend 5 sessions we will reward you with a free season ticket worth £18!
Free teas, coffees and biscuits will also be provided!
These projects are free and all tools and necessary safety equipment will be provided. However, please bring old clothes and sturdy boots.
10am - 1pm. Booking Required
Saturday 9th March - Snowdrop Splitting
Saturday 13th April
Saturday 18th May
Saturday 15th June
Saturday 20th July
Saturday 17th August - Balsam Bashing
Saturday 14th September - Beach Clean
Saturday 12th October
Saturday 30th November - 4th Year Sausage Sizzle
Assist the Ranger with practical conservation tasks within the Grounds of Hopetoun's stunning Designed Landscape. The session runs from 10am - 1pm and is FREE. All tools, gloves, teas and coffees are provided. Booking is required. Please book your places by telephoning 0131 319 3956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org