Two open days are being held at Trelissick near Truro for volunteers to help open up the house.

Anyone interested in meeting new people and learning new skills, while helping to welcome more visitors to the National Trust house with views over the estuary, can drop in at either 2pm or 6pm on Tuesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 12 day to learn more about what is involved.

Trelissick House was donated to the Trust in 1955 along with the famous gardens and parkland, but it remained a private home until last year when the Copeland family moved out following a country house auction.

Since March staff and volunteers at Trelissick have opened the door of the house on weekends to allow visitors to see five of its rooms with their magnificent views over the Fal.

Plans are now in place to test out the opening of the house more regularly during July, August and September this year; but in order to do so, the Trelissick team need to recruit more volunteers to join them over the summer as House Guides.

Jon Cummins, visitor services and enterprises manager, said: “Involving volunteers has always been crucial to our work and we now need to grow our team here at Trelissick.

“We are recruiting for a number of volunteer roles this summer to enable us to welcome visitors from near and far to a truly special place. Most importantly, we are looking for House Guides to enable us to open more regularly and ensure everyone who visits has a very enjoyable time.”

He added: “Opening Trelissick House this year has been a privilege for all of us. We are looking forward to a busy summer and to having many new people join us as volunteers in our friendly, relaxed and informal environment.”

For more information about the role of Trelissick House Guide, other available roles and what volunteering is all about, go along to one of the sessions. Alternatively get in touch with the Trelissick team on or 01872 862090.