Front of House Volunteers at the Education Centre greet individuals and groups, provide visitors with assistance and information about Bute Park & Arboretum, help to publicise events and assist with the day to day running of the centre.  

Educational Event Volunteers assist the Education Officer with educational visits and family events at the Education Centre and in the park. Activities include mini beast hunts, orienteering and outdoor learning.   Roles include preparing activities, assisting children and parents/carers during events, taking photographs, encouraging visitors to fill in evaluation forms, clearing up after events.

Events Walks and Talks Volunteers assist on researching and preparing walks and talks for Bute Park & Arboretum providing visitors with information about the park’s heritage and environment. Volunteers will also help collect and collate visitor feedback.

Welsh language skills desirable.

Interested?

Contact our Education Officer on 02920 788403 or email Meriel.jones2@cardiff.gov.uk


Meet our Volunteers:

Rachael – Student Photographer

Rachael has volunteered as a photographer for almost two years now. Taking photos of the events and Bute Park has given her a lot of experience as she currently studies photography at the University of South Wales. Read more…

Ginny – Bute Park Nurseries

Ginny has volunteered for Bute Park Nurseries for the last four months. She has been picking up lots of skills and practice volunteering for the Nurseries and has been able to use her knowledge back home. Read more…

Vicky – Education

Vicky started volunteering with the Park Rangers at Forest Farm in 2016 whilst studying at university. Here she met Meriel, the Education Officer of Bute Park, and she decided to become an Education Volunteer in Bute Park too. Vicky enjoys helping out with school groups and holiday activities and sharing her joy for wildlife with them. Read more…

Paula – Education

Paula is one of Bute Park Education Centre’s Education Volunteers and helps out during many of the educational events the Centre offers. After volunteering for nearly a year, we asked Paula about her role and how she heard about it. Read more…

Tirza – Student Communications Assistant

Tirza is one of Bute Park’s student volunteers and works at the front-desk and assists our centre in the communications department. Have you read any recent social media posts or news pieces on the website? Most likely it was written either by Jenny, our Communications and Events Officer, or Tirza. Read more…

 Nick – Front of House

You may have spoken to Nick when you visited the centre, one of the many faces of Bute Park Education Centre and one of our front-of-house volunteers. When he started his retirement he thought it would be nice to spend some time volunteering. Nick has been a volunteer for nearly four years now and has become an active team member, who holds a lot of experience and knowledge about the park. Read more…