Volunteer with the Trust
People volunteer with us for many reasons – most often as a way of giving something back to the community, and the satisfaction around knowing that they have contributed towards the wellbeing of the house and its preservation for future generations.
Volunteering with us gives you:
• structure to your day and a sense of achievement
• a challenge and an opportunity for personal development
• an opportunity to learn new skills or to use your lifetime skills
• an opportunity to meet others and to make social contact
Can Anyone Volunteer?
Volunteers are an integral part of the team at Gwrych Castle, and we appoint them with all possible care and attention. There is a simple application form, two references are asked for, and dependent on the role you choose, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We arrange all this for you, so don’t worry about the process.
No special skills are needed and all relevant training will be given. We have volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life. Some of our volunteers also have full-time jobs and they welcome the chance to help in their spare time. Couples are also welcome to apply.
Will It Cost Me Anything?
What Training Will I Receive?
At the start of your role you will receive a full site induction, covering health and safety information, and role specific in house training. Each volunteer role has a written role description clearly stating what the role involves. Wherever possible, new volunteers are placed with more experienced volunteers so you can learn as you go along. You will never be asked to undertake any role for which you have not received appropriate instruction. All our training is provided free of charge.