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Volunteering at Glendurgan Garden

Volunteers at Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall
Volunteers at Glendurgan Garden | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Volunteers are the true fabric of the National Trust and the ever-growing volunteer team at Glendurgan play a huge part in caring for this special place and helping to tell its story. Find out all you need to know about getting involved yourself, from the roles available to how to apply.

How you can get involved at Glendurgan

There are various roles at Glendurgan including those listed below, however this list isn’t exhaustive, so if you’re interested in volunteering in another capacity, please get in touch.

Fish cellar and events

The fish cellar in Durgan village is run by a team of over 30 enthusiastic volunteers on a rota basis, engaging with visitors who stop by for a chat and selling ice cream.

This is a customer-facing role, helping tell Glendurgan’s and the North Helford’s story and generally welcoming anyone who chooses to visit.

Delivering children's activities

Fish cellar volunteers help deliver activities include storytelling, the annual Easter offer, assisting children in making bird feeders and bug hotels, and supervising a seed planting activity for families to take home.

There are all kinds of activities and workshops taking place for families and children throughout the year and we’d like to offer more, however we need extra pairs of hands putting these together and delivering them.


If you enjoy maintaining your own garden or are green fingered, there’s 35 acres of garden always needing to be tended to at Glendurgan.

Although busy and physical work, the role is based in the beautiful 180-year-old Quaker garden, working alongside the wider garden team.

Why join us?

There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
  • Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
  • Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • Learn about the history of this special place.

Get in touch about Volunteering at Glendurgan Garden

If you’re interested in volunteering, email us at: or call us on: 01326 252 020

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

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