The Victoria Tunnel is one of Newcastle’s most popular visitor attractions, largely due to our team of wonderful volunteer guides. We’re always on the look out for new people to join our passionate troop of volunteer guides.

Volunteer as a Victoria Tunnel Tour Guide at Ouseburn Trust

About the role

Guides undergo a comprehensive induction and training programme, and are given full support by the existing current team of Volunteer Guides.   

During tours, you’ll work in pairs to lead tours, explaining the history and heritage of the Victoria Tunnel and making a tour of it a wonderful fulfilling experience. You’ll be responsible for the health and safety of our visitors.  

There are opportunities to take part in public tours, school visits, and special events such as Sounds of the Underground and Tipple in the Tunnel.

Volunteer as a Victoria Tunnel Tour Guide at Ouseburn Trust

What we expect from you

A passion for heritage and history of the North East is essential, but we’ll help you become a Victoria Tunnel expert. 

You must have excellent communication and organisational skills. 

Guides volunteer for two to three hours at a time. Tours usually last 75 minutes or 2 hours and run weekdays, evenings and weekends. Guides can lead tours regularly or occasionally, and willingness to step in at short notice is very much appreciated.

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