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.

Marketing Volunteer Role

We’re looking for a volunteer who can dedicate 1/2 a day per week to our events team, helping to publicize talks offered in-person and online to grow our audience base, highlight the role of the Trust, encourage wider diversity and maximize ticket sales. This role can be undertaken remotely and is initially for six months, with the potential to be extended beyond this time. Ideally we’re looking for someone with an interest or background in marketing and events but this isn’t essential and we will provide all training necessary to undertake the role. For more information read our Marketing Volunteer Role Description.

Volunteer as a GT Community Champion

We’re looking for volunteers from active local community organisations across the UK to deliver a one off ‘Garden History Lucky Dip’ activity. The aim of this activity is to share garden history stories with new audiences, helping us to promote the importance and wonder of these historic spaces with more members of the public. Traditionally, our events and activities have been designed for those with some existing knowledge of garden history, but the ‘Garden History Lucky Dip’ activity is accessible to everyone. For more details about the role, what we can offer and how to apply see our news story.

Find out more about the kind of roles our volunteers undertake across the country by reading about the nominees for our 2023 Volunteer Award.