Gardening Volunteer

Would you like to help us create an unforgettable experience for all our visitors?

You can support us by engaging visitors in activities and exhibitions, exploring the local heritage and the history of Stockton-on-Tees.

Tasks: You will –

  • Be required to undertake our Volunteer Training
  • Work directly with our Head Gardener and Assistant Gardener
  • Share knowledge and garden activities with our visitors.
  • Provide support for the security of our spaces and the safety of our visitors by ensuring tools are kept safe and walkways are clear for the public.
  • Be courteous and welcoming to all visitors.
  • Be well informed about all facilities, events and exhibitions taking place in the Museum and Park
  • Actively promote Museum and Park activities to enhance our visitor experience.
  • Confidently answer queries and be the first point of contact for assistance for our visitors.
  • Help increase our reputation as a major visitor attraction in the Tees Valley.

Skills Required

  • You will be passionate about horticulture, heritage and the history of Stockton-on-Tees.
  • Have experience of working in a public-facing environment.
  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • A friendly and engaging personality.
  • Flexible and be able to dedicate at least a half day of your time to support per month.
  • Be able to work as part of a team and willing to work unsupervised when required.
  • Be able to act in accordance with Stockton Borough Council Policies and Procedures, including Health & Safety Policy and Procedures and Safeguarding Policy.