Volunteering at Erddig

Children enjoying making and tasting traditional lemonade in Erddig's Kitchen

There are a whole range of volunteering opportunities at Erddig, from welcoming visitors and helping in our 13.5-acre walled garden to guiding visitors in the house and helping school children learn about life in the past. No matter what your previous experience, skills and motivations there is something at Erddig for you.

Something for everyone

Everyone’s reason for volunteering is unique, from meeting people to learning new skills and making a difference. Our volunteers come from all backgrounds, our youngest volunteers are 11 years old and our oldest has just turned 100 – so age is certainly no barrier to volunteering!

By volunteering you can make a difference to Erddig and the National Trust and also benefit from improved confidence, self-esteem, meet new people, learn new things, working as part of a team, gain valuable experience and perhaps find a new hobby or interest.

 

Be inspired

Our volunteers make a real difference


With over 350 volunteers, the team at Erddig is a big, friendly group to become a part of.  With opportunities in all areas of our work there is something for everyone.


• Help the garden/ ranger teams look after award-winning gardens and the wider parkland.
• Support the house team to open rooms to visitors.
• Welcome visitors and help them find their way around.
• Get stuck in with the ranger team, conserving the estate.
• Support the sports and wellbeing offer, as a walk leader or gardening club
• And many more: shop assistants, admin, tour guides, school guides.

Erddig conservation team cataloguing the toy collection

Spotlight on Erddig's collection

Erddig has the second largest collection of items in the whole of the National Trust. With a total of 30,000 to care for, it's no mean feat for the house team of conservators and volunteers. We’re an accredited museum too.

How to get started


If you are interested in volunteering please e-mail your name and contact information to erddig@nationaltrust.org.uk   or click the link below to find what opportunities are currently available.

You will then be contacted and invited to an introduction session where we will explain more about the current roles available and register you as a volunteer.
Following this we will provide you with the support and training you will need to undertake your selected role.

Enjoy our garden in autumn
Gardener raking leaves at Erddig
Enjoy our garden in autumn

 

 

Volunteer at Erddig


Volunteering with us will offer you an opportunity to engage with a wide range of people whilst developing your skills and sharing your own passions. Each year hundreds of people join us in caring for Erddig.

Start your volunteer journey with us now