Interested in volunteering?
Volunteers are at the heart of the Hermitage Park project and vital to its success. The project needs your support, enthusiasm and energy to make it happen.
How do I volunteer?
Hermitage Park Manager, Argyll and Bute Council, Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh G84 7PG
Benefits of volunteering
Volunteering is an enjoyable activity which brings many benefits and opportunities to develop and share knowledge, practical skills, talents and friendships. Volunteering can also help you:
- gain employment skills and relevant work experience
- gain knowledge of how the community sector works
- explore career options, increased employability, increased self-confidence
- give something back to your community
Volunteer opportunities and roles
Hermitage Park offers a variety of different volunteer opportunities in a pleasant and accessible environment such as:
- Gardening volunteers
- Tour guide volunteers
- Event volunteers
- Groups and schools volunteers
- Historical research
- Administration, marketing and social media
- Project volunteers
- You could even become a park warden
What training is involved?
Volunteers will take part in an informal induction course to include background on the project and horticultural and heritage of the park. Following this there will be opportunities to take part in a mix of formal and informal training specific to each role.
What about travel assistance and other expenses?
Volunteers will be reimbursed for expenses such as the cost of travel to the park.
Will I be covered by insurance while volunteering?
Yes, you will be covered by the council's Employers' Liability Insurance which protects volunteer workers for injury or damage that results from work related activities