Volunteers in the park make a real difference – in the past few weeks the park has benefited from the hard work of volunteer groups from British Council, Santander (through Keep Wales Tidy) and Cardiff University. They have been busy with the Rangers weeding the flower boarders, pulling Himalayan balsam, trimming the brambles along the River Taff path and removing the epicormic growth from the base of the trees.
In May we launched our Champion Tree Trail – a self-guided tour of the current Champions in the South of Bute Park. The volunteer groups have helped to install a series of posts around the trail which now display the blue plaques which give details for the champion tree. For more information on the Bute Park Champion Tree Trail click here or call into the Bute Park Education Centre and pick up the Champion Tree leaflet.
The Friends of Bute Park have also been holding regular volunteering sessions to pull Himalayan balsam, maintain hedgerows and tagging trees.
Bute Park has a number of regular volunteers too, our 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 who 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. Their roles include preparing activities, assisting children and parents/carers during events, taking photographs, encouraging visitors to fill in evaluation forms, clearing up after events.
Would you like to get involved in volunteering but aren’t sure how to do it?
Get in touch for information on opportunities in the park. Contact our Education Officer on 02920 788403 or email Meriel.firstname.lastname@example.org