There are many reasons people volunteer, including giving something back to the community, learning new skills and gaining knowledge of local history. You can make friends and feel part of the Insole Court family, get involved in new challenges and gain a sense of achievement.

We have a whole host of exciting opportunities for our Volunteers to get involved with:

Gift Shop *Weekly or Fortnightly, 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm In the Gift Shop you would help by taking telephone calls, guiding visitors to the right part of the site, showing people around our hire spaces and selling goods in our shop. Dress code: Smart/casual

House *Weekly or Fortnightly, 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm Here you’d be welcoming visitors to the house, signposting them to the beautiful rooms available to view and facilitating the ‘This House is a Stage’ exhibition. Dress code: Smart/casual

Garden * Wednesdays 10am-1pm Our Garden Volunteers work closely with Cardiff Council to maintain our gardens to the best standards, working on a project-by-project basis. Dress code: Outdoor clothes, boots or trainers, gardening gloves.

The Insole Court Community Garden also welcomes Volunteers.

Butler’s Books * Any day, between 10am-4pm Our second-hand bookshop is a busy project, very well received by the public. Tasks include sorting donations, organising the book shop and selling books on event days. Dress code: Smart/casual

* Mornings 10am-1pm We welcome enthusiastic volunteers to assist with ongoing projects onsite. No tools necessary, just a hands-on approach to fault fixing. Dress code: Smart/casual

Weddings In this role, you would be assisting us to make sure that the day runs smoothy for our couples, assisting with room dressing, hosting and occasionally assisting with drinks service. Dress code: Smart, all black, sensible shoes

Events Join us on event days and weddings when the site is bustling with people and excitement. Dress code: Smart/casual, sensible shoes

Admin Our admin volunteers assist us with office-based tasks. This could be filing, data input or proof-reading.

Translation When possible, we try to produce our marketing material in both Welsh and English. If you are a proficient Welsh speaker with good language skills, happy to help on a semi-regular basis, we’d love to hear from you. Translation work could be done onsite or from home.

By applying to volunteer at Insole Court you undoubtedly share our passion for its heritage, community space and gardens.
We hope you will feel a sense of pride at being a part of an enthusiastic team and go on to create strong and lasting friendships with other Volunteers and staff.

In addition you can expect the following benefits:

  • social events and behind the scenes previews
  • discount in gift shops
  • reward scheme/gifts
  • practical work experience, where possible
  • relevant job references
  • Review/feedback for Duke of Edinburgh, Welsh Baccalaureate etc.

If you feel that you could help us, be it regularly or only once every 6 months, we’d love to have you on board.

To discuss our volunteering opportunities, please come and see us onsite, complete this form or contact: [email protected] or 029 21167920

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