Become a volunteer Town Guide

Do you have an interest in local history? Are you passionate about Rugby town and its heritage? Are you a good communicator, outgoing and friendly? We are looking for volunteers to join our existing award-winning group of Rugby Town Guides.

What's Involved:

You will be leading walking tours around Rugby Town Centre, showcasing landmarks and sharing facts with visitors and residents alike. Training and uniform will be provided. Tasks include:

  • Delivering local history walking tours around Rugby Town Centre, leading small groups

  • Ensuring tours are accessible and inclusive, being mindful of the needs of the group.

  • Communicating facts and responding to questions, being knowledgeable about the town’s history and willing to expand your knowledge

  • Learning from and sharing ideas with other Town Guides, occasionally attend meetings

Who can get involved?

Candidates should:

  • Be over 18 years of age

  • Have an interest or desire to learn about Rugby and its history and heritage

  • Have good communication skills, be outgoing and friendly, confident sharing stories to visitors of all ages

  • Be organised and able to manage their own time

Location: Varied, mainly outdoors

Time Commitment: As needed. Initial training (approximately two days a week for 5 weeks from late September 2024, dates to be confirmed) plus availability to lead regular and bespoke tours throughout the year. Regular tours are held in spring and summer.

How to get involved: If you would like to express an interest in becoming a Town Guide, please click on the link below and fill out the form. As we anticipate a high interest in this role, prospective volunteers will be invited for an informal interview, as part of the selection process.