Volunteering gives you the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and share experiences and ideas with like-minded people who have a passion for supporting local charities and who want to make a difference in their community.
It can be a great way to gain experience and enhance your career prospects. With full training and support given you will also receive a contribution towards travel expenses and refreshments and lunch provided.
If you are interested, volunteer roles include room stewarding, grounds and gardens keepers, tour guides, welcoming groups, events assistants, caring for collections, research, marketing and much, much more.
New volunteering opportunities are always coming up with openings to be involved in projects such as:
For the latest volunteering opportunities please keep an eye on our blog, get in touch or come along and meet the team.
What do volunteers do?
Our team of visitor service volunteers have a new experience every day and are a diverse group of people who share a passion for bringing the unique history of Bodelwyddan Castle to life for every visitor through our doors.
There are many different ways you can get involved. You can welcome people at the start of their visit, become a room steward and share the history of each room, its art and function, or become a family welcome volunteer who will help parents and their children enjoy their visit.
There are also new positions being created all the time so feel free to check what opportunities suit you by giving us a call or sending us an email stating how you would like to help.
How many hours do volunteers need to do?
The time you volunteer can be for the minimum of 4 hours on a regular basis, or you could become one of our time bank volunteers, allowing you to volunteer your time on an as-and-when basis during our special events or projects.
Learn and strengthen new and existing skills.
Make new friends and have new experiences.
Enhance your transferable skills, talking with members of the public or working with money.
Make a difference to the enjoyment of others.
We also contribute towards your travel expenses, and lunch vouchers are available for those people who spend all day with us.
Which volunteer role is right for me?
There are several volunteer roles you can choose from:
This is a new role that will help family visitors make the most of their visit, including showing them our range of family resources; we've got new quizzes, trails, explorer buckets and a multimedia guide.
Being a Family Champion will suit someone who loves talking to people, especially children, and is really a bit of a big kid at heart themselves. Again, we would love to hear from people who can help out at weekends and in the school holidays for this role.
Front Desk Assistant
Donate a few hours to help at our front desk. Help us offer a great first impression, providing visitors with a friendly face and someone who can answer their questions.
Museum and Gallery Steward
This role is also about providing a friendly face, a welcoming experience, and answering visitor questions. It is perfect for people who have a passion for history, art and museum collections. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who can donate their time at weekends.
Grounds Maintenance Assistant
Those with green fingers can donate their time to maintaining our grounds and ensuring our gardens always flourish, with a dedicated garden area as well as the woodland walk and decorative features. Help us maintain the beautiful look of the park and preserve it as a haven for wildlife.
Trench Experience-trench team
Provide guided history tours and/or talks in the replica Trenches, interact with visitors while relating the military history of the site, by making connections with the past, as well as history of the local area. Tours and talks can have a variety of themes including family friendly tours/talks during the holidays or specific ‘one-off’ tours/talks tailored to a particular event.
If you would like an even more flexible volunteering role, consider becoming a Time Bank Volunteer.
Becoming a Time Bank Volunteer is a way of donating your time even if you are unable to commit to regular attendance. By helping out at special events or on particularly busy days you would be making a real difference to us at times when we are under pressure and need to expand our team.
We provide full training and support in all roles though you may enjoy trying out more than one role to find the right one for you.
The next step...
If you would like to find out more about our volunteering opportunities, contact Joanna Bailey, Volunteer Development Assistant, on 01745 584060 or at email@example.com Contact