Why Volunteer? PLEASE NOTE - ONLY GARDEN VOLUNTEER PLACES ARE OPEN AT PRESENT
Everyone has their own reasons for volunteering, here are just a few of why our volunteers help at the park:
- Learn and develop new skills in gardening, heritage conservation, customer service…the list is endless!
- Gain valuable work experience
- Improve your CV
- Build your confidence
- Make new friends
- Have lots of fun in a superb scenic setting
- Be proud in making a big difference at Margam Country Park
Have a look at our volunteer role descriptions
to see if we have a volunteering role which is suitable for you.Volunteer Quotes
After a busy working life I thought I would have less energy when I retired. This is definitely not the case as a volunteer gardener at Margam Country Park!
Its such a fantastic environment to work in. The work is both interesting and rewarding. I am working with Staff and other volunteers who have made me feel very welcome. I feel I am making a small contribution to maintaining a most beautiful outside space for the public to enjoy as much as I do.
If you think volunteering is something you would like to undertake in your spare time - just get in touch and try it." (Rhydian- Gardens)
"After over 40 years working in an office environment I happily retired and then decided to become a volunteer gardener at Margam Park, this is a thoroughly fabulous place to work, beautiful surroundings and a great team of dedicated gardeners who are prepared to share their knowledge.
My experience of volunteering at Margam Park proves you are never too old to try something new, meet new people and learn different skills. (Jan- Gardens) "
Margam Park is the jewel in the Neath Port Talbot crown, it is a special place in an industrial heartland. I went to school near the park, it fascinated me as it was a secret garden in private ownership ,all you could do was look at photographs of the place. On retirement nearly three years ago I jumped at the chance to volunteer here. Volunteering here is rewarding, you get out in the open meeting people including foreign visitors. When I was working I bought a season ticket to the park and my children loved it here. In fact by 2018 both my daughters will have been married in the Orangery. Recently I asked my four year old grandson if he wanted to go to the prom for an ice cream , no he said "I want to go to Margam Park !" (Allan - Tour Guide)
Volunteering at Margam Park has encouraged my enthusiasm for gardening and horticulture, working on projects with the gardening team I have gained training, experience and knowledge that I have found invaluable." (Lisa - Gardens)
"Volunteering at Margam Park, has been a great experience, learning new skills and meeting interesting people." (Gavin - Gardens)