Do you love the myths and legends of Sherwood? Enjoy spinning a good yarn and sharing great stories with people? Then we want to hear from you – you could just have the S Factor!
Nadia Archer, our volunteer development officer for Sherwood Forest, explained that part of the new offer at Sherwood this summer will include having costumed volunteers throughout the forest, helping to give visitors a taste of what life would have been like in Robin Hood’s day.
To help find these volunteers, Nadia’s team will be at Sherwood Forest on Monday, May 28, showing off some of the costumes which have been made especially for the roles, and talking to anyone who may be interested in getting involved.
Read all about how we made the costumes here.
“We want to tell our visitors the wonderful stories of Sherwood in some new and innovative ways – and we need some wonderful people to help us do this!” she explained.
“As a costumed volunteer, you’ll be one of our visitor guides in the forest. You’ll be dressed in costume authentic to those who lived and worked here in medieval times, and share stories with the public about a range of subjects, from the legend of Robin Hood to the nature that thrives here.
“We’re not looking for actors or entertainers (though you may be one!) but people who have a passion for Sherwood, enjoy telling a good tale and love to work with people. We don’t just want people to come to Sherwood and like it – we want them to love it!”
Here’s what makes up the ‘S’ Factor for us …
S – Stories. Help us bring to life the fantastic tales and legends that make this place so special by retelling them to visitors.
H – History. The forest has a long and rich history – you can help our visitors to understand what shaped this landscape, and how that informs the work we’re doing here today to protect it for the future.
E – Enjoyment. Volunteering should be fun! And we think these will be great roles for a people-person, wanting to get involved in our work here.
R – Robin Hood. He’s the reason Sherwood Forest is known the world over – continuing his legend will help to spread the messages we have about this unique landscape!
W – Wildlife – introducing our visitors to the creatures that make their home here, and talking about why this forest is so important to them is a vital part of the role!
O – Oak trees. They’re huge and magnificent, and are at the centre of everything that goes on here. Walking amongst them everyday will be a big perk of the job!
O – Original – that’s what you are! Your own style will be what visitors love!
D – Dedicated. We are looking for dedicated and passionate volunteers as you will have your own costume and be an important member of the team.
Come along to the current visitor’s centre at Sherwood on bank holiday Monday (28) to find out more, or get in touch with Nadia at firstname.lastname@example.org