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Volunteering at Tredegar house

Serving customers at Tredegar House, Newport, Wales
Serving customers at Tredegar House | © National Trust Images/Aled Llywelyn

By volunteering at Tredegar House, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and encounter new experiences.

The difference volunteers make

Around 300 volunteers pull together throughout the year to ensure the house and garden can open between February and December. As a charity, this support is invaluable.

Every year thousands are welcomed through the doors of Tredegar House to relax in the formal gardens, explore the history of the house and listen to stories about the Morgan family.

It is volunteers who help keep the garden in pristine condition and it is volunteers who passionately relay stories of Evan Morgan’s menagerie of animals or Godfrey Morgan’s philanthropic endeavours.

Different volunteering roles

There are a whole range of volunteering roles at Tredegar House, each one making a difference to the conservation and care of this special property in its own way. You can find a list of the different roles volunteers have within the team below.

Tredegar House is lucky to have a passionate stronghold of volunteers, and therefore it is not always recruiting for every role. Please get in touch with the team if you are interested in a specific area.

Volunteering at the historic Tredegar House, Newport, Wales
Volunteering at the historic Tredegar House | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

In the house

Volunteer in the house as a house host and bring 500 years of history to life for visitors, sharing Tredegar’s flamboyant stories and keeping an eye on the precious collection.

Volunteering outdoors

Join the outdoors team and become a garden day-coordinator or help with the upkeep and maintenance the formal garden.

Activities volunteering

Help transform the house and garden to celebrate every season, from Easter to Christmas. Have fun and help visitors have a great day out in this varied and challenging role.   

Behind the scenes

Gain experience in a bustling office environment and help us keep everything in order as an administration volunteer. 

There are also archive volunteers working behind the scenes to ensure all stories are recorded safely in the archives, to help with the administrative running of the property and to help with property maintenance.

Three visitors chat under an acer tree in front of the red-brick mansion house
Exploring the park at Tredegar House | © National Trust Images/Aled Llywelyn

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.

By joining the team, you will be able to make a real impact on the heritage industry, allowing people in Newport and beyond to enjoy the wonders of this special place, and to keep Tredegar House here for everyone, for ever.

‘As I already work part time in education, I was looking for an opportunity to take on an additional role in another organisation. Volunteering at Tredegar House has given me the new experience I was looking for, but with the flexibility that volunteering allows. It has been a very positive experience.’

– Mandy, Tredegar House administrative volunteer

Get in touch about volunteering at Tredegar House

Drop us an email at and we'll be in touch to discuss your specific needs and how you can get the most out of your time with us.

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