We work alongside local people, schools, colleges and community groups to ensure the Hylton Castle Project reflects the needs and interests of people locally. To do this we need the support of volunteers across all aspects of the project.
Volunteering can take many forms; from practical on-site support to research, helping with events, playing a role in the management of the project, or assisting with marketing, and much more. You may already have skills to offer the project, or you might want to develop your skills through volunteering. It's a great way to meet new people, get engaged and keep active, whilst also giving something back your community and your heritage.
If you or your school, group or organisation would like to volunteer, contact us directly via email, phone or social media.
Volunteers are needed now to support a variety of tasks as work continues on the building:
- Practical conservation and litter picking in Hylton Dene
- Organising and putting on events
- Helping with school visits
- Researching the social and natural history of Hylton Castle, the Dene and wider Sunderland
- Marketing, graphics and illustration
- Social media
- Administration and fundraising
- Supporting and leading walks and activities in Hylton Dene
If you are able to offer your time then please get in touch - we'll meet with you informally for a conversation about how you would like to be involved, introduce you to other volunteers, and support you in playing your part in bringing Hylton Castle back to life.
We are currently recruiting individuals to the following volunteer roles in anticipation for the castle opening soon.
- Social Media Volunteer
- Learning/Education Volunteer
- Volunteer Castle Guide
- Volunteer Nature Guide
- Volunteer Grounds-person
- Volunteer Adminstration Assistant
- Cafe Volunteer
- Event Volunteer
Training and support is provided for all volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or just want to know more please call the Hylton Castle department at Community Opportunities on 0191 5373231.
Hylton Castle welcomes young people to come and join us. We can offer opportunities for internships and placements, or for extra-curricular commitments such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Volunteering with us is a fun and rewarding experience, and it gives you an opportunity to showcase all your fabulous skills and talents! If you are interested or just want to know more please contact the Hylton Castle department at Community Opportunities on 0191 5373231.
"My name is Peter Langman. I am a volunteer on the Hylton Castle Project, where I am a photographer, cameraman and researcher. I have been very grateful for the work they have provided me as it’s very creative and related to my passion for the media industry."
Current volunteers can find the following documents below. Please return the form via email.