Volunteer with us!

Did you know that our Volunteer Exhibition Stewards are actually visiting volunteers who stay here with us for two weeks, offering much needed support to our visitors?

We were bowled over to read our recent visiting Volunteer Exhibition Stewards lovely letter in The Friend magazine;

On the QT

We recently spent two fascinating weeks as volunteer stewards at the Quaker Tapestry Museum (QT) in Kendal. We had noted the appeal for volunteers in the Friend and decided to apply. This procedure was very simple, mostly online, and provided all we needed to know.

Our first day began with time to explore the tapestry, to better help visitors to get the most from it. There followed training on managing the till, admissions, the audio guide and other aspects of the exhibition. This was all brilliantly delivered by Izzy and other members of the permanent QT team.

There was a steady stream of visitors every day, Friends and non-Quakers from across continents. Meeting them and introducing them to the tapestries was a pleasure and a privilege.

We ourselves, as relatively new Friends, learned so much more about our Quaker movement. It’s history, prominent Friends and entrepreneurs, and their impact on the social fabric of our country and others.

Like most guests, we were amazed at the intricacy of the tapestries, and the amazing vision and commitment of Anne Wynn-Wilson and the 4,000 people who had an input into the project.

This is an experience we heartily recommend to anyone and we shall forever be grateful to the QT team and local volunteers for their support and friendship.

Kathie and John

Come and stay with us: With a warm welcome, support and lovely on site accommodation. We are right in the heart of Kendal so there’s plenty to see and do too.

We know that volunteering here is a rewarding and worthwhile experience because our volunteers tell us. If you are thinking about volunteering then please get in touch, we’d love to find out more about you. Our volunteers page is a great place to start thinking about volunteering with us or if you aren’t local to Kendal please look at our information for visiting volunteers. You will find details of how to get in touch with us should you wish to find out more or why not read one of our other volunteer blogs.

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“We were entranced not only by the Tapestry panels and the social history on display but also by the ambience of the Meeting House, the interpretation and information made available to us. It is a very good memory for us.”

Sutton Coldfield Ladies’ Gardening Club