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.

Coronavirus update March 2020:

The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and supporters is our top concern and in accordance with Government guidelines on social distancing, our houses, shops, cafes, gardens and parks are now closed, and from March 24 all of our car parks will close. However, many will be grateful for support when they reopen. If you are interested in volunteering, please keep checking for future opportunities