Helping at Pleasley Pit Trust 

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Volunteer Advert

We rely on the incredible support of volunteers to run our charity and fulfil our mission. Our dedicated volunteers, including trustees, administrators, tour guides, cafe staff, and wildlife enthusiasts, play a crucial role in our success. Without their valuable contributions, we would not be able to operate as a charity. If you are interested in volunteering, we have several exciting vacancies available for you to make a difference.

Become a Trustee - Shape Our Future: We are seeking individuals with excellent organisational skills and a passion for our cause to join our board of trustees. As a trustee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction of our organisation and ensure our goals are met.

Administrative Roles - Keep Operations Running Smoothly: If you enjoy behind-the-scenes work, our administrative roles are perfect for you. Support our daily operations, assist with various tasks, and help us maintain efficiency.

Tour Guides - Share Captivating Stories: If you love engaging with people and have a knack for storytelling, become a tour guide at our museum and colliery site. Lead groups, share captivating stories, and provide insights into Pleasley Pit's rich history.

Cafe Volunteer - Serve with a Smile: Our on-site cafe is a bustling hub, and we need volunteers with hospitality experience or a passion for customer service. Join our cafe team, enhance the visitor experience, and support our charitable work.

Wildlife Volunteers - Protect Our Natural Environment: If you have a passion for wildlife and conservation, our wildlife volunteer opportunities are perfect for you. Contribute to the maintenance of our country park and nature reserve, help create habitats for local flora and fauna, and preserve our natural environment.

We deeply appreciate the contributions of all our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at Pleasley Pit, please contact us today to discuss available vacancies. Join our team, make a positive impact, develop new skills, and become part of a passionate and dedicated community.

Volunteer at Pleasley Pit and be a vital part of preserving our mining heritage and promoting the importance of our work as a charity. Together, we can make a difference. Contact us now to get started!

Tour Guide Volunteer

Role Summary

Do you enjoy talking to people and listening to their stories?

Are you a friendly person who is interested in local history, particularly mining?

Become a tour guide in our heritage centre, escorting small groups around the artefacts and machinery. 

You will learn all you need to know from our experts, shadowing them before taking tours yourself. You will soon become the expert!

Min time commitment – 4 hours per week

Engine House

Cafe Volunteer

Role Summary

Do you like working with great new people, working with a team and love to keep busy?

Why not come and join our excellent cafe crew?

You will help in preparing and serving hot and cold food and drink in our indoor and outdoor cafe. 

We will ask you to give a minimum of four hours (over one day) but more if you want to. We are open 9.45 – 14.00 (the cafe crew stay until 15.00).


Wildlife Volunteer

Role Summary

Does your passion lie with the natural world? 

Our site is attached to the 90 hectare country park which is very special habitat for wildflowers including rare orchids as it sits on top of magnesium limestone. It also boasts many dragonflies and damselflies and an array of birds and mammals.

Our nature group monitors and records our wild visitors for both local and national charities like Butterfly Conservation and carries out small habitat improvement projects.

Minimum time commitment – 4 hours weekly.


Interested in joining our Team?

Contact us

Email: pleasleypitvisitorcentre@gmail.com

Or call in to the Visitor Centre, Pit Lane, Pleasley, NG19 7PH