Volunteering on Anglesey

One of our volunteer Props Assistants, Stuart, talking to visitors in the Music Room at Plas Newydd

Welcoming a new year brings opportunities to take new chances in life. Whether reflecting proudly on your accomplishments over the last 12 months or turning a new page and moving forward, the new year is a great time to do the things that you may have been procrastinating over for a while.

If you’ve been thinking about volunteering or have been contemplating your resolution to do something different in 2020, why not consider volunteering with the National Trust at Plas Newydd House and Garden or at one of our other outdoor sites across Anglesey and Glan Faenol?

Get that feel-good factor

Some positive reasons to volunteer include: -

  • Volunteering has been linked with increased levels of happiness and decreased depression. 
  • People who volunteer report physical, mental, and emotional health benefits.
  • Volunteers help create and support healthy communities. Our volunteers have recently been helping at takeover days, where local schools have joined us as gardeners for the day.

From Props Assistants to Red Squirrel Rangers

We have a diverse range of volunteer roles available.   Our volunteer stagehands and props assistants help our visitors enjoy the interpretation ‘Behind the Stage’, telling the story of the essential work underway inside the house.   

Not every role is inside the house.  We also have volunteer gardeners who undertake practical work to help keep the gardens in peak condition and looking eye-catching throughout the seasons.

Our volunteer buggy drivers are the Formula 1 stars of the National Trust – but without the speed, or the fast cars – or the champagne! All joking aside, their role is essential to help visitors who may find it difficult to walk to and from the car park, or down to the house.

Volunteer visitor centre assistants and welcome assistants help to provide a warm welcome for everyone, helping to orientate visitors and generally provide any additional information at either the beginning or the end of the day.  They really are multi-tasking superstars who can brighten up even the rainiest day.

Did you know we also have Volunteer Red Squirrel Rangers here at Plas Newydd?  They lead daily walks through Dairy Wood, helping our visitors to learn more about the red squirrels who now call Plas Newydd home. 

A wide range of conservation and research-based volunteer roles are also available, and we’re always developing new profiles that cover many varying skills and opportunities. There really is something for everyone, for all ages and abilities; and it can be as little or as much of your time as you are able to give. Each hour is a huge help to the work we do, and we’re grateful for whatever you can offer.

Ready to find out more?

To find out more about any of the roles mentioned, take a look at the range of opportunities here https://myvolunteering.nationaltrust.org.uk/opportunity-search and see if anything sounds just right for you.  You never know, 2020 could be the year of something completely new.

You can also contact our Volunteering and Community Involvement Manager, Elgan Owen, based at Plas Newydd House and Garden.  Elgan is happy to chat and to answer any questions you may have on 01248 714795 or by email elgan.owen@nationaltrust.org.uk