Volunteering at Scampston

We offer a wide variety of volunteering opportunities at either the Heritage & Learning Centre or in the gardens.

Volunteering at Scampston

Volunteers play a vital role in the work that we do at Scampston:

• In the gardens, our volunteers help us maintain the high standards of an award-winning garden.

• In the conservatory, our volunteers perform a wide range of tasks, from meeting and greeting visitors to assisting with setting up for events and the delivery of our education programme.

As an organisation we aim to provide a professional framework within which volunteers can work safely and with proper support, and we are keen to help everyone enjoy their volunteering experience.

As a volunteer you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people, take part in a wide variety of tasks and learn new skills. Volunteering can also enhance employment prospects by offering a range of experiences in a working environment.

Discounts & Benefits

• 20% discount off food and drink in the Garden Café
• 10% off plants and retail  
• FREE entry to the Walled Garden and Parklands, plus 1 companion.
• A range of social activities and events are organised throughout the year.
• Fantastic FREE training and personal development courses available

See below for our current volunteering opportunities.


The Walled Garden Team


Garden Volunteer

Role summary
The Walled Garden has one volunteer group, which is fully-integrated into our small team of employed garden staff. The group's core aim is to enable volunteers to gain key skills and experience while helping maintain our beautiful gardens for its visitors. Volunteers typically have varying levels of skills and gardening experience. An employed member of staff works alongside the group, providing a help-in-hand and sharing both knowledge and ideas.

What’s involved?
• Meet on a Tuesday 10am – 4pm
• Overseen by the Volunteer Co-ordinator
• Carry out practical, ‘hands on’ gardening tasks
• Undertake work that is geared around seasonal garden tasks
• Work in most weather conditions

This role will suit you if you:
• Have some experience and knowledge of gardening (but not essential)
• Have good communication and listening skills
• Have a cheerful demeanour and enjoy working as part of a team
• Are reasonably fit and willing to work outdoors