Events at Pontefract Castle
What's On at Pontefract Castle

Be Part Of Our Story

Volunteer With Us

Pontefract Castle needs you!

Pontefract Castle is ready for a brighter and more creative future and you can be part of it.

With the Key to the North Project now well under way our volunteers provide valuable support to the castle team. Make new friends, learn new skills and boost your confidence – just a few things you could gain by volunteering with us.

“I have really enjoyed my volunteering experience! It has been fun to interact with the public about such an important heritage site in my local area. I have gained lots of confidence in my experiences of helping in the shop, setting up children’s activities, helping with events, and assisting with tours. I definitely recommend others to have a go because of the independence you’ll gain, and because this is a very exciting time at the Castle right now!” – Alice Naylor, Visitor Experience Assistant.

Volunteers at the castle


• Grounds Assistant
• Events and Activities Assistant
• Heritage Office Assistant
• Visitor Experience Assistant

Download our volunteer booklet for more information on each of these roles as well as everything you need to know about volunteering with us. Click here to see how you could help make a difference.

If you think you’d like to get involved fill out the Expression of Interest Form in the booklet and return it to the castle or to:

The Volunteer Co-ordinator,
Pontefract Castle,
Castle Chain,


Watch Our Volunteer Video