Calling all volunteers to Caernarfon Castle

Thursday 22 February 2018

Caernarfon Castle 

Do you fancy volunteering at a world heritage site? Do you think you could engage with visitors to help bring their visit to life? Caernarfon Castle is currently seeking volunteers to fill two exciting new roles.

The first role offers the opportunity to participate in costumed interpretation within the castle. Volunteers will be encouraged to engage with visitors wearing a provided medieval character costume, using a handling collection of medieval relics.

The second option is to be a Castle Greeter, welcoming visitors to Caernarfon Castle and helping them get the best out of their visit. The role will involve suggesting best routes around the castle, pointing out the must-see parts, and generally being on hand to assist with visitor enquiries.

On Thursday 01 March 2018, St David’s Day, there will be free entry to Caernarfon Castle and anyone interested in either of the volunteering roles can come along and have-a-go. There will be costumed custodians on-hand to lead prospective volunteers through the key points of the handling collection and help visitors get the most out of their visit.

Cared for by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, Caernarfon Castle is one of the four castles in North Wales which make up the UNESCO World Heritage site.

The event will take place on Thursday 01 March 2018 between 11:00 and 15:00 with no requirement to pre-book. 

For more information on volunteering at Caernarfon Castle, contact the castle’s Head Custodian, John Sherlock, on 01286 677617 or visit, for more volunteering opportunities within Cadw.