We work alongside local people, schools, colleges and community groups to ensure the Hylton Castle 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 helping with the summer programme

Current Opportunities

Volunteers are needed now to support a variety of tasks.

  • 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 and introduce you to other volunteers.


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.

Volunteers in Hylton Dene

Young Volunteers

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."

Young volunteers

Volunteer Documents

Current volunteers can find the following documents below. Please return the form via email.


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