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Volunteering opportunities at The Weir Garden

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Volunteers are vital to maintaining The Weir Garden | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Volunteers are vital to maintaining the natural habitat at The Weir Garden, so wildlife can thrive, and visitors can continue to enjoy this special place on the River Wye.

Volunteering at The Weir Garden

Volunteer roles vary at The Weir so you can pick what most appeals to you or even try your hand at a few things. If you love the idea of spending a little more time at The Weir Garden and the thought of getting involved with our various work and programmes, why not consider volunteering?

You can offer as little or as much time as possible, with a variety of roles to choose from . There is something for everyone who wants to help. You will be helping protect and preserve this special historical site for future generations to come.

Our volunteers require no previous experience, all training is given and our friendly team of staff and existing volunteers are happy to guide you along the way.

Ways to volunteer at The Weir Garden

These are some of the ways you can volunteer at The Weir Garden:

Garden volunteers

If you’ve got green fingers, the gardening team is for you. There is no better way to spend the day in the fresh air, tending to the garden with views of the River Wye.

Visitor Experience volunteers

Do you have a creative eye? Do you like interacting with people or perhaps you’re good at constructing things? You can join the team that help make events at The Weir Garden the best they can be.

The Garden and River Wye, Herefordshire
The Garden and River Wye | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Ranger volunteers

If you're looking for something active and rewarding, consider joining the ranger team. Our friendly team is responsible for maintaining and protecting our special outdoor places so that nature and wildlife can thrive. If you are outdoorsy and hands on, we'd love to hear from you.

Visitor Reception and tours

The Visitor Reception team always appreciate a helping hand and will shadow you as you scan membership cards and give out information to the general public. If you feel like it, you may even want to conduct tours, of course with support all 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 about volunteering at The Weir Garden

To check availability of roles and to find out more about volunteering opportunities at The Weir Garden email or call 01981 590509.

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