THE National Trust is looking for more volunteer stewards to help welcome visitors to its historic properties in Wales during the summer months.
Although there are already 11,000 volunteer stewards supporting the Trust in its work, more are urgently needed for the busiest time of year, especially at Chirk Castle and Erddig Hall in Wrexham.
Ideally, volunteers should be able to commit to one day a week or fortnight on a regular basis until November.
As well as welcoming visitors and explaining the stories behind the properties, the volunteers also play a crucial role in keeping an eye on security.
They don't have to be experts on history or architecture, but having a keen interest does help.
Jenny Baker, head of volunteering for the National Trust, said: 'Room stewards are vital to our operation as a charity, and there is a particular need for weekend stewards.
'We rely very heavily on people who are retired and can provide regular weekday help, but we would like to see more students and younger volunteers who are willing to donate some of their weekend.' Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can visit the website at www.nationaltrust.org.u k/volunteers or call the volunteering team on 0870 6095383 or contact their local National Trust property.