Ever fancied being a volunteer at one of the finest gardens in the UK? Bodnant Garden is holding a Volunteer Recruitment Day on Thursday, September 5, when you can drop in and find out about the varied, weird and wonderful opportunities available.
Visitor Services Manager Ann Smith says: “Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Bodnant Garden. They help us in all every aspect of life, from gardening to engaging with visitors to catering to handiwork. They are part of the team here and have a huge input into all we do.”
Bodnant Garden has around 40 visitor services volunteers who meet and greet coach parties, help with guided tours, assist with garden events from weddings to falconry displays, do carpentry and maintenance, tend bar at Walk and Wine evenings, run storytelling for children – and more.
In addition there are 30 garden volunteers who muck in with the team and help with all aspects of daily routine maintenance, help in the nursery and even work in the office engraving plant labels. As well as the chance to work in one of Britain’s most famous gardens, volunteers get free entry to National Trust properties in the UK and a discount card for National Trust outlets. They are also invited to regular staff meetings where they play a full part in discussion and planning.
Tending bar at evening events and manning plant sales…
…and of course letting your hair down at the Christmas party!
Our Volunteer Recruitment Day takes place from 11am to 3pm. No booking is necessary. Call the office on 01492 650460 for details.