Get Involved

Do you love history, the outdoors and meeting
new people?

If so, why not join our friendly and enthusiastic team of volunteers.

We are also recruiting for a variety of roles – please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more details and to apply.

  • Volunteering in Northampton

    From being a tour guide around the Abbey, to helping with our events and functions or keeping the gardens in tip-top condition, there are plenty of inspiring and fulfilling volunteering opportunities at Delapré Abbey for you to help out in.

    Already a volunteer?

    Log in to the volunteer portal ‘here’

  • Why should I volunteer at Delapré Abbey?

    The benefits of volunteering in Northampton at Delapré Abbey are wide ranging and extremely satisfying.

    Not only will you be able to learn and contribute your knowledge, passion and skills to tasks which help you and the Abbey grow, but you’ll also meet new people, engage with visitors and know that you’re part of something special.

    We fully support all volunteers in their roles. So whether you’re looking to develop skills, build confidence or just want to give something back, Delapré Abbey is a great place for you.

    We look forward to welcoming you.

    Morning Guided tour at Delapré Abbey
  • What could I get involved in?

    There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities for you to get involved with at Delapré Abbey. Here is just a selection of the roles:

    • Tour guide – Providing friendly and knowledgeable tours of the Abbey
    • Front of House volunteer – Supporting our Visitor Welcome Team
    • Learning volunteer – Assisting with educational activities on site such as school visits or informal events such as parties
    • Event volunteer – Supporting the extensive programme of events
    • Maintenance volunteer – Helping maintain the building and facilities
    • Garden volunteer – Keeping the Walled Garden and Outer Gardens in tip-top condition
    • Research volunteer – Continuing the development of our knowledge and understanding of the history of the Abbey and its people

    …and many more.

  • What’s the next step towards volunteering in Northampton?

    It’s easy and simple – just send us an email or give us a phone call to say what role you might be interested in getting involved with. We’ll put your details into our volunteer register and then invite you along to a Volunteer Welcome Day.

    Our Volunteer Welcome Days are held twice a year so that a whole new group of volunteers can start together. At this event, you will find out all about Delapré Abbey, its history, and the role opportunities. You’ll also get a chance to speak to staff and ask any questions you have before completing our volunteer form.

    So don’t hesitate: get in touch today – we’d love to welcome you to the team.

    Tel: 01604 760817          Email:

    Job Opportunities

    Would you like to work for the Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, helping to keep the buildings and grounds alive for visitors to enjoy? View our job opportunities below:


    Invitation to Tender (ITT) for Delapré Abbey –
    Multi-Disciplinary Design Team

    Submission of Tenders: 12:00 – 12th December 2022

    Any queries relating to this tender should be submitted via the Project Manager email –

    Delapré Abbey is currently in the development phase of a Round 1 application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) which will focus on the redevelopment of the 19th Century Stable Block to create space for a mixed use development, with a curation of users to support the wellbeing focus of the Trust.

    Delapré Abbey wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and highly experienced Multi-Disciplinary Design Team (MDDT) to work with the Project Manager and Cost Consultant on the Pre-development, Development and Delivery Phases – RIBA 2 to RIBA 7. This shall be in accordance with the RIBA’s Plan of Work. Note that designs are currently at RIBA Stage 2 (Concept).

    The person or firm(s) appointed to this role will be led by a separately contracted Project Manager and Cost Consultant as outlined in a separate brief and separate invitation to tender. There will also be a Lead Consultant in the MDDT (most probably the Architect) who will be the main point of contact between the MDDT and Project Manager.

    Download Invitation to Tender
    Download Appendices
    Download Fixed Fee Pro-Forma


    Invitation to Tender (ITT) for Delapré Abbey –
    Project Development Support

    Submission of Tenders: 12:00 – 16th December 2022

    Any queries relating to this tender should be submitted to

    Delapré Abbey is currently at the beginning of an National Lottery Heritage Fund funded development phase which will focus on the redevelopment of the 19th Century Stable Block to create space for social enterprise, social prescribing and wellbeing.

    Working with the Delapré Abbey internal team, the appointed Project Manager and Multidisciplinary Design Team, the successful tenderer will be responsible for delivering: Matchfunding Management, Community Consultation & Co-Production, Activity Plan Development and Delivery, Business Plan Development, Interpretation Plan Development and Delivery, Development Appraisal, Valuation Study.

    Download Invitation to Tender
    Download Appendices

    Please note that interviews will be held post Christmas.

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