Volunteering opportunities at Claremont Landscape Garden
From getting more exercise in the garden to meeting new people, playing a part in events or simply to practise a hobby such as taking photographs, there are plenty of reasons to become a volunteer at Claremont Landscape Garden. Opportunities are available no matter how much time you can spare; discover how to get involved and what's in it for you.
Ways to volunteer at Claremont Landscape Garden
There are many ways to volunteer your time at Claremont, from helping with the conservation of the great outdoors or serving people in the café to making visitors feel welcome and inspired.
Our small team of just two full-time gardeners have a huge job to do, looking after 49 acres of historic, Grade I-listed landscape. Helping as a volunteer gardener is a great way to get out into the fresh air and make a real difference. You don't need years of experience, just enthusiasm and a fair level of fitness.
Could you help provide our visitors with a warm welcome and the information they need to make their visit memorable? Claremont also has a full programme of events for the family all year round from family trails to theatre. Our Day Makers support our Welcome Team and Visitor Experience Team in a variety of ways to ensure everyone has the best day possible!
If history's more your thing, spread your enthusiasm to others by joining us as a Heritage guide. Help us keep the fascinating and tragic stories of royal Claremont alive and inspire others to learn more.
Food and beverage volunteers
Claremont’s busy café is the hub of social activity at Claremont. With thousands of visitors passing through during peak periods, the hardworking café staff always appreciate an extra hand.
Volunteering behind the scenes
If you feel more comfortable behind a keyboard than in front of a wood-chipper, you could help the friendly office team keep things running smoothly.
If you're a bit of a shutterbug, you could put your skills to use showing the world how beautiful Claremont really is. Shoot beautiful landscapes, document conservation work, or capture some of our beautiful water birds.
Our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels are important ways of connecting with supporters. Could you help write posts that inspire visits and engage community members?
‘Volunteering is fulfilling; I get to see special places, sometimes behind the scenes and learn about what is not in the guidebooks.’
- James Duffy, Volunteer Photographer
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.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
Our volunteers make our work to look after nature and history for future generations possible. Learn more about the volunteering opportunities available and hear a selection of their stories to find out what it's like to volunteer with us.
Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.
These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
Discover the different features of this landscape garden throughout the year including a grass amphitheatre, tree-lined walks and serpentine lake.
Find out all about the rich and varied history of Claremont Landscape Garden. Discover the royal connections and the legacies they left for visitors to enjoy.
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