Give Something Back to the Community

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.

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.


Volunteering Opportunities

To discuss our volunteering opportunities, please come and see us onsite or contact:

[email protected] or 029 21167920

Where Can You Get Involved

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


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.


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


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


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

Butlers 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


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

Admin & Translation

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

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.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Equality, diversity and accessibility are fundamental values of the Insole Court Trust.

We understand that significant barriers can exist in accessing heritage and culture and we are taking action to ensure they don’t exist here at Insole Court. We will reflect this in our business planning, communications, outreach and engagement, and our activities.

Insole Court Trust and our subsidiary, Insole Court Trading are equal opportunities employers and we will endeavour to attract diverse candidates at all levels of the organisation including staff, volunteers and trustees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Our work is informed by The Equality Act 2010 which provides the legislative framework to achieve our goals of promoting equality of opportunity and to engage with our visitors.

Become a Member

By joining as a member you will help us conserve Insole Court and ensure its future as a place for all the people of Cardiff. So please support us today.

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