Introducing the story of Glendurgan
Introductory talk volunteers engage visitors with the story of Glendurgan. Introducing the spirit of the place, they help visitors understand the garden and its position as well as pointing out other ways to continue the story such as guidebooks, audio and boards.
- Greeting visitors in a warm, friendly and natural way
- Developing a good knowledge of the garden and its story
- Looking after the introductory talk area
- Working with the visitor welcome staff team to give the best visitor experience possible
- Developing your own 10 minute introductory talk based on guidelines
- Sharing details of other forms of storytelling within the garden
- Showing visitors the garden guidebook and letting them know where they can pick them up
- Joining in with occasional training and sharing days with fellow volunteers
- At least half a day a fortnight but ideally a day a week (Glendurgan is open Tuesday to Sunday and also open on bank holiday Mondays and all Mondays in August). Introductory talks are offered 10.30am to 3.30pm each day.
This role will suit you if you are...
- friendly, helpful and enjoy meeting people
- happy to learn and share stories
- prepared to be outdoors for most of the time
- interested in gardens, Cornwall or history
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 to introduce all sorts of people to a much-loved family place, quite different from a traditional garden and with many stories to tell
- support the National Trust as a charity in giving people experiences that move, teach and inspire. Also support our work in promoting guidebook sales.