Volunteer With Us


Be part of the inspirational Whitby Abbey Team. Helping visitors to get the most out of the day following in the footsteps of artists, writers and religious leaders, exploring the soaring gothic ruins and to take in the stunning sea views.


We are recruiting a team of visitor volunteers who will play an integral part in telling the fascinating stroy of Whitby Abbey. Inspiring visitors with their passion for the past they will help people to make memories and explore this incredible site. 

If you have some spare time, are great with people and would relish the opportunity to get involved in an exciting retelling of history - this is the opportunity for you.

As an English Heritage volunteer you can:

  • Indulge your passion

  • Meet new people

  • Engage with local heritage, helping it become part of the local community and landscape

  • Be part of a friendly team

  • Learn new skills

  • Gain valuable experience to add to your CV or just as part of who you are

We will provide:

  • Training and support
  • All of the things you need to make your gift of time an enjoyable one, including clothing and equipment
  • Tea and coffee

  • Travel expenses to and from Whitby Abbey
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