Volunteering at Coleton Fishacre this Christmas
This Christmas Coleton Fishacre's gardens will be aglow with festive lighting, and the house will be decorated for a 1920s Christmas party. Volunteers are essential in making this event a success - can you help to bring Christmas at Coleton Fishacre to life?
What is Coleton Aglow?
How are volunteers involved?
Thinking of getting involved?
Why not drop Laura Rugg, Volunteer Officer, an email or take a look at the volunteer role profiles and register online by searching for Coleton Fishacre below. You could also come along to the Coleton Aglow volunteer induction, which is taking place in Coleton Fishacre Café on Tuesday 20 November 2018, 11.30am-1pm. Here you'll be able to meet the team of staff and fellow volunteers, find out more about what's involved in the event, take a walk around the route in the garden and sign up for shifts.
What did the volunteers think of their experiences?
" There was a great sense of camaraderie as we were given our rucksacks with everything necessary for the evening - high viz. jacket, torch, flask and, most importantly, chocolate bar!"
" This volunteering experience was an absolute delight. I got to meet so many lovely people, many of them families, and the lights in the gardens were an amazing backdrop against which to pass a number of gorgeous evenings. I would thoroughly recommend this and will be first in the queue to get my name down for this year’s event. "
" As I wasn't hosting Christmas for my large family last year for a change, I had the time to volunteer for this new venture in its first year. It was a new experience for the whole team which was fun. We had 'walkie talkies,' torches, flasks etc. Fortunately it was dry on the nights I volunteered, we also served mince pies and mulled wine in the gazebo on my second night; that was very jolly and all visitors loved it!"
" My favourite evening was when I was helping sell the mulled wine and mince pies in the gazebo, with all the buzz and spicy smells, and a pair of tawny owls starting calling to each other really insistently. A family were coming up the path with the children carrying glow-sticks. They couldn't believe that it was owls making such a din - it was a magical Harry Potter moment!"