Volunteering at Prior Park

Garden volunteers repairing paths

Our volunteers are vital to the smooth running of the garden. From laying new paths and steps to welcoming our visitors at reception, there's plenty to get involved with.

Volunteering at Prior Park is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and play your part in helping to safeguard the future of this historic landscape garden.

From helping visitors to working with wildlife and helping with events, there are a range of roles to suit all interests.

  • Garden volunteers work one day per week and assist with all sorts of tasks in the garden. They might be pruning laurel, weeding, building steps, repairing paths, painting railings or topping thistles, plus lots of other tasks.
  • Visitor welcome assistants work with the reception team to greet visitors, and tell them about Prior Park.
  • Tour guides lead guided walks around the garden, giving visitors an insight into the history, managment, conservation and nature in the garden.
  • We are always open to discussing special skills that potential new volunteers might have, and how they can support the Prior Park team.

If you're interested in finding out about current opportunities, please visit the National Trust volunteering website by clicking on the link below.


There are currently lots of new volunteer roles, created to help support the upcoming dams restoration project in the garden. Find out more on the link below.

Looking for something a little less frequent?

The Bath National Trust Volunteers group meet on the first Sunday of every month but there is no obligation to attend every month – just join in when you can. They visit lots of different local National Trust places, and the task changes every time - from garden work and coppicing, to painting and step building.

Click on the link below to find out more about the group, or follow them on Twitter @Bathntv