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Volunteer Recruitment Day

29th June 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Erasmus Darwin House needs You!


Erasmus Darwin House is on the look out for new volunteers.  The House was once the home of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin and a respected resident of Lichfield for more than 20 years.  Erasmus established and ran a successful medical practice in Lichfield, but in his spare time his interests were many and varied.

 Restored and opened as a museum in 1999, the House is run by the Erasmus Darwin Foundation, an independent Charitable Trust, and is reliant almost completely upon its own earned income and the help of a team of committed volunteers.

The volunteering roles include:

  • Working on the desk, welcoming visitors to the museum
  • Assisting with educational visits
  • Maintaining the herb garden
  • Assisting at events and weddings
  • Acting as a tour guide
  • Helping to prepare for corporate bookings

We would like to ensure that local residents and visitors to the city are aware of the events and activities at Erasmus Darwin House. We are therefore developing the roles available to include a promotional role and we are looking for volunteers who would be prepared to wear our beautiful Georgian costumes whilst providing information on events at Erasmus Darwin House in the city centre.

If you have an interest in the Georgian period or the history of science and technology, if you have some spare time, are looking for a new challenge, or simply enjoy meeting new people, then Erasmus Darwin House would like to hear from you.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer, please contact us on 01543 306260 or attend our volunteer recruitment day on Saturday 29 June 2019 from 11am to 2pm.


29th June 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm