Volunteer

As a volunteer, you will make an important contribution to Bute Park.

We offer a range of opportunities so you can get involved in all sorts of projects.

Interested? Contact our Education Officer on 029 2078 8403 or email butepark@cardiff.gov.uk

Opportunities:

Monthly conservation sessions

Come along on the second Saturday of the month to join a Bute Park Ranger carry out a range of conservation tasks in the park.

Task include:

  • Clearing paths,
  • Planting hedges,
  • Maintaining the bark surface under the play trail,
  • Trimming back overhanging brambles and branches.

No need to book, just come along. Meet outside the Secret Garden Cafe at 10.30am.

Wear sensible footwear and bring gloves if you have them. All tools and equipment will be supplied.

Front of House Volunteers at the Education Centre

Front of House Volunteers have a varied role, including the following tasks:

  • Greeting individuals and groups.
  • Providing visitors with assistance and information about the Park.
  • Helping publicise events.
  • Assisting with tasks to support the day to day running of the centre.

Welsh language skills desirable.

Paula, one of Bute Park Education Centre’s Education Volunteers teaching some school children

Education Event Volunteers

Education Event Volunteers assist the Education Officer with visits and family events at the Education Centre and in the park. Activities include mini beast hunts, orienteering and outdoor learning. As a volunteer you will:
  • Help to prepare activities,
  • Assist children and parents/carers during events,
  • Take photographs and
  • Encourage visitors to complete evaluation forms.

Welsh language skills desirable.

Nursery Volunteers

Bute Park Nursery volunteers will be interested in horticulture. They help with planting and shrub preparation. This involves assisting the nursery staff with:

  • Keeping the shop clean and restocking the shop.
  • Creating temporary displays and hanging baskets for sale.
  • Undertaking maintenance operations including potting on, watering etc.
A group of volunteers at Bute Park

Corporate Groups and Corporate Social Responsibility targets

Contact us if you are looking for opportunities for your company. We regularly work with volunteers from Barclay Card and Companies House among others.

We can help you organise opportunities to meet your Corporate Social Responsibility targets including:

  • Undergrowth clearing,
  • Litter picking, and
  • Tree planting.
A group of volunteers at Bute Park

Litter picks and other volunteering groups

If you are planning to litter pick or visit the park as a group or organisation, please contact the Bute Park team beforehand. 

We need to know when you are coming to the park and that your volunteering does not clash with any other events at the park.

We will need to ensure that the group has adequate risk assessments in place and public liability insurance.

If you are interested in other litter picking events around Cardiff visit Keep Cardiff Tidy.