Volunteer

Visiting Us

Please note that by law you can only visit in groups of up to 6 people (unless you are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than 6).

 

The Arboretum is now open for pre-booked visitors only. Bookings are made per vehicle and can only be made up to two weeks in advance.

In line with Government legislation, we ask all visitors to wear masks in all indoor spaces.

We have implemented new procedures to help keep our visitors and team members safe, including one way systems, additional cleaning regimes, amended food offer, digital chapel welcome talk and reduced daily capacity.

Our restaurant is currently offering a carry out and table service offer. If you wish to dine inside the restaurant, please book a table with our food services team on arrival.

 

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If you're passionate about the work of the Arboretum, are keen to help us grow and develop and have regular time to commit, you might be interested in volunteering with us.

We currently do not have any volunteer vacancies. 

Our Volunteers help in roles across our organisation.

Visitor Services Volunteers
Provide a friendly welcome, information and support to people who visit. They are knowledgeable and passionate about the Arboretum and its work, they help visitors to get the most out of their time on site and enhance their visit by offering opportunities such as buggy tours, walks, chapel talks and short presentations. Visitor- focused and offering excellent customer service, they are ambassadors for the Arboretum. This position would suit a team player with, excellent communication skills, who has experience of, or would like to help our visitors.
Welcome Desk Volunteer
Provide a friendly welcome, information and support to the people who visit. Knowledgeable, visitor-focused and passionate about the Arboretum, they offer consistently excellent customer service as they help visitors to get the most from their time at the Arboretum by offering information about the site and the range of activities available to enhance a visit here. This is a front facing, role suitable for people who have used a till but training will be given, you will be handling cash, card, and transactions.
Exhibitions and Engagement Volunteer
Engage with visitors to our on site exhibitions, help to care for the collections on display and assist with the delivery of a varied activity programme. This team will also support the wider Front of House team to meet, greet and help direct and assist  visitors, with a particular focus on learning groups.
Grounds Volunteer
Assist the Grounds and Landscape Team producing high standards of maintenance and site progression, giving information on our site and being an ambassador for the Arboretum. Duties within this team will include, weeding, edging, leaf collecting, planting, mulching, pruning, cleaning plaques, benches, shelters, signs and Memorials. This is an outdoor role in all weather conditions.
Mapping Information Volunteer
Support the Grounds Team in producing plans, data and inputting into the Collections Management Information and Mapping system. Giving information to visitors on our site and being an ambassador for the Arboretum.
Caretaker Volunteer
Support the caretaking team producing high standards of maintenance, cleanliness and event set up, giving information on our site and being an ambassador for the Arboretum.
Retail Volunteer
Provide a friendly welcome to visitors to the Arboretum shop. Retail Volunteers should be able to provide an insight to features and benefits of the product. Retail experience is a bonus, but really we are looking for confident team players to assist us.
Food Services Volunteer
Provide a friendly and welcoming support service for all visitors to the Arboretum's Restaurant, Coffee shop and events spaces on site.
Learning Volunteer
Learning Volunteers support the Head of Participation and Learning and the Family Activities & Learning Officers in enabling children, young people and lifelong learners to make the most of their visit by providing year-round delivery of the learning programme. Volunteers will provide a friendly and welcoming guide service for all visitors to the Arboretum, giving information on our site. Meeting and greeting a range of groups when they arrive on site. Delivering activities to groups of young people and families, both indoor and outdoor all year round.
First Saturday of the Month Grounds Volunteer
Provide support and assist the Grounds and Landscape Team producing high standards of maintenance and site progression giving information on our site and being an ambassador for the Arboretum. Duties with in your Saturday team will include, weeding, edging, leaf collecting, planting, mulching, pruning, cleaning memorial and plaques. This is an outdoor role in all weather conditions.
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