Volunteer Roles

The Gardens Trust both supports and relies on a network of dedicated volunteers across England and Wales to help us protect and promote historic designed landscapes. Could you volunteer for us?

Volunteers provide invaluable support to 37 County Gardens Trusts across a range of activities from historical research to events, social media, publicity and administration. Without their generous support, our work would not be possible.

County Gardens Trusts are always looking for more volunteers to help with the important work of protecting historic designed landscapes. They welcome volunteers of all backgrounds and experience levels – particularly those from communities who are underrepresented in heritage and the environment sectors. Training will be provided locally and through the Gardens Trust’s Volunteer Support team.

Here are some current volunteer opportunities from across our network – for more information about a role, please contact the relevant County Gardens Trust.

Volunteer support and team gathered in a bandstand.

Researcher, Berkshire

Berkshire Gardens Trust are looking for researchers to help them research the history and current state of all the parks and gardens in Berkshire. This will include site surveys and historic research using resources such as historical photos and maps, the internet and the Berkshire Records office.

Ideally, they are looking for someone who can volunteer for at least 2 days a month. The role will require a mixture of online research, visiting sites of interest and travelling to Berkshire Records Office, so the role will require the ability to travel and to work independently at home.

Download the Berkshire Research Volunteer Role Description

Contact BerksGTenquiries@gmail.com to apply or find out more.

Trustee, Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Gardens Trust need new volunteer trustees. They are looking for someone based in Lincolnshire who can volunteer 2-3 hours a week. It will require a mix of online communications and research and visiting their main site, so the ability and willingness to travel are essential. Trustees are also invited to attend 4 board meetings and around 5 events a year.

You will need to have an interest in local, garden or landscape history, be computer literate to help with administration, communications and publicity. Previous experience of volunteering for a small charity or as a trustee would be helpful. Training in being a trustee will be given.

Download the full Lincolnshire Trustee Role Description

Contact Chairman, Steffie Shields MBS: shieldssb@aol.com to apply or find out more