Voluntary roles

Please see our current roles below. If there are no featured roles, please check back soon. 

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Harlow Carr Saturday Garden Library Volunteer, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

RHS Garden Harlow Carr has an exciting volunteering opportunity to join our dedicated team of volunteers in the library. If you have an enquiring mind, an interest in gardens and gardening and enjoy helping people, then being part of the Library team might be for you.

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Bridgewater one-off Thursday Garden Volunteer (clearance tasks), RHS Garden Bridgewater, Worsley New Hall, Off Leigh Road, Worsley, M28 2LJ

We’re looking for volunteers who would like to come and help for a one-off volunteering opportunity. These volunteering days take place on Thursdays. During the next stage of the garden development, the work will include cutting back and burning overgrown plants, ground clearance, and soil preparation for planting.

Closing date: 28 February 2020

Documentation Volunteer, Art Collection, RHS Lindley Library, London, SW1P 2PE

The RHS Lindley Library, the world’s leading horticultural library with heritage books, archives, photographs and art collections, currently has an exciting volunteering opportunity to join the team one day a week as a Documentation Volunteer.

Closing date: 28 February 2020

Wisley 'Slugs Count' volunteer, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey

The RHS and Newcastle University are carrying out a one-year study of slugs in gardens and we're looking for a volunteer who will be based at RHS Garden Wisley to assist with the day-to-day running of the experiment, particularly in the receiving of slugs through the post and processing them for further scientific work.

Closing date: 01 March 2020

Rosemoor Garden (Curatorial) Volunteer, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon

We're currently looking for volunteers to help support us in the garden at RHS Garden Rosemoor. If you have a passion for horticulture and gardening and enjoy working outdoors, then joining our team of garden volunteers may be for you.

Closing date: 02 March 2020

Library Welcome Desk Volunteer, RHS Lindley Library, 80 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE

We are currently looking for a Library Welcome Desk Volunteer to join the team in the RHS Lindley Library. As a volunteer, you'll greet visitors, take enquiries and assist staff to ensure visitors have an informative and enjoyable experience of using the library.

Closing date: 06 March 2020

Wisley Visitor Experience Volunteer (Understanding our Visitors), RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey

We are looking to better understand our visitors’ day out at RHS Garden Wisley so we can meet their needs and increase their enjoyment. If you are interested in talking to a wide range of people, and sharing our passion for gardens and gardening, then this position may be for you.

Closing date: 13 March 2020

Britain in Bloom Judges & It's Your Neighbourhood Assessors, UK wide

The RHS currently has exciting volunteering opportunities for enthusiastic people to become a judge or assessor for Britain in Bloom and support the nationwide gardening competition. Opportunities are available across the UK (excluding in Thames and Chilterns) for volunteers to join Britain in Bloom Regions and Nations to judge Britain in Bloom entries and/or assess It’s Your Neighbourhood locations.

Closing date: 31 January 2021

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