A rich blend of generosity to help others lies at the heart of the National Garden Scheme. Working across England and Wales, our community of volunteers help to raise impressive amounts of money for the nursing and health charities we support.


How could you help?

Do you enjoy talking to people and visiting gardens?

You could become part of our county team, identifying new gardens and supporting our garden owners.

Do you have experience in press and publicity?

You could volunteer in a media role dealing with local press, contribute to our local social media channels or give talks to local groups.

Do you enjoy finance?

You could help the National Garden Scheme in a treasury role.

Or perhaps you are a keen photographer?

We are always looking for great quality photos of our garden open days to help us feature the gardens and promote the work we do.


What’s in it for you?

Inspiring, rewarding, sociable, a joy and a privilege are just some of the ways our volunteers describe their experience as part of our team. We want you to have the same experience, and to get the most out of your role we offer help and relevant training to our new volunteers.

If you are over 16 years old and have an enthusiasm for the National Garden Scheme, we would love to hear from you.



What do our volunteers say?

We feel part of a valuable community, supporting our wonderful garden owners and helping the National Garden Scheme raise as much money as possible for such worthwhile causes.” Pamela and Martin Shave, County Organiser and Treasurer, Leicestershire

It has been such a joy to encourage and support new garden owners to showcase their hard work and passion for gardening. Volunteering has brought me closer to my local community and I’ve forged many new friendships along the way.” Hasruty Patel, Assistant County Organiser, London


Contact us

If you are interested in volunteering please visit our vacancies page to view current opportunities or contact Georgina Waters, Head of Operations