Helping to explore Glendurgan

A volunteer helps visitors find their way at Glendurgan in Cornwall

It's over a mile to walk around Glendurgan and it involves a change in level of over 200 feet. It's really important that we help our visitors explore the garden by finding routes that suit their needs and priorities. Wayfinding volunteers do just this, as well as providing a friendly presence at the start of the garden visit.

What's involved

  • Greeting visitors in a warm, friendly and natural way
  • Developing a good knowledge of the garden and its story
  • Understanding visitors' needs through asking questions
  • Working with the visitor welcome staff team to give the best visitor experience possible
  • Helping visitors identify plants through reference material provided
  • Gathering informal feedback to help constantly improve the visitor experience
  • Keeping in touch with colleagues through two-way radios
  • Joining in with occasional training and sharing days with fellow volunteers
  • At least half a day a fortnight but ideally half a day a week (Glendurgan is open Tuesday to Sunday and also open on bank holiday Mondays and all Mondays in August). This role is on duty from 10.30am to 5pm (sometimes earlier on quieter days)
Email us or ring 01326 252021 to find out more or complete an application form online
The puzzling maze
A view through trees to the maze on a slope at Glendurgan in Cornwall
The puzzling maze

This role will suit you if you are...

  • friendly, helpful and enjoy meeting people
  • sympathetic to visitors' needs at a place like Glendurgan
  • prepared to be outdoors
  • interested in gardens, Cornwall or history
Email us or ring 01326 252021 to find out more or complete an application form online
Bamboo bridge
A path leads to a wooden and bamboo bridge crossing a stream in an exotic part of Glendurgan garden in Cornwall
Bamboo bridge

By getting involved you could...

  • become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • meet people from all walks of life and make new friends
  • help visitors have a relaxed and informal visit through understanding the layout and routes in the garden
  • support the National Trust as a charity in giving people experiences that move, teach and inspire - growing support for our work

Email us or ring 01326 252021 to find out more or complete an application form online