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Volunteering at Colby Woodland Garden

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Join in and be a part of an incredible team at Colby Woodland Garden. Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends and expand your horizons. Here are just some of the roles you could consider.

Walled garden volunteers

Originally a kitchen garden, Colby's walled garden is an enchanting place to work. Beautifully maintained with a variety of seasonal plants, there's always something interesting to do.

Woodland gardeners

Our team of woodland volunteers work on a number of tasks including clearing to allow bulbs to come through and removing invasive species.

Welcome volunteers

Welcome volunteers provide a warm welcome to our visitors, helping them to explore and learn more about Colby so that they can have an enjoyable and memorable visit. They also help out with events, ranging from Easter trails to Summer of Sport.

Wildlife monitors

Interested in wildlife and ecology? Help us to monitor the wildlife at Colby in order to discover whether our habitat management is effective. By doing so, we can get so much more out of our landscape and ensure that we protect and look after wildlife along the way.

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

If you’d like to enquire about volunteering or find out more information about a specific role, please call 01646 623110 or email and ask for an application form. We'll invite you in for an informal chat and if you'd like to join our team, we'll arrange an induction.

Like all National Trust properties, we pay travel expenses, and you'll have the chance to join our online volunteer community too.

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History of Colby Woodland Garden 

Long before it became a garden, the Colby estate played an active part in Pembrokeshire’s coal industry. Discover more about the garden and the lives of its occupants.

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From the walled garden’s humble beginnings as a kitchen garden, the woodland garden’s acres of heritage to our natural playground, there’s something for everyone.

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Wildlife at Colby Woodland Garden 

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