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Cadw offers unique volunteering opportunities supporting our historic sites

  • do you want to learn new skills?
  • make the most of skills you already have?
  • would you like to add to your CV?
  • meet new people and work alongside knowledgeable and skilled staff?

If you answered yes to any of these, then come and volunteer with Cadw. 

A recent volunteer said of her experience:

I have really enjoyed giving the talks and I am not leaving gladly, but I need to concentrate on finally passing my exams. Thanks so much for the opportunity, I have certainly learned a lot from the experience. I will miss coming to Caerphilly as I have grown very fond of the castle, having spent some time on researching its history more than what I knew just growing up.  I find it fascinating and magnificent, every time I see it. To be able to walk within its walls and feel part of the work that goes on to preserve those walls and inspire others to feel as passionate about it as I and Cadw do, has been wonderful.

By volunteering you will be supporting the work of Cadw, becoming part of a team and learning new skills as well as sharing the skills you already have, to make a real difference. The commitment to volunteering is flexible and you can choose how much time you would like to give.

If you would like to volunteer:

  • select a Cadw site from the list below to find out what opportunities are available 
  • complete and return the Cadw Volunteer Registration Form to:

Exciting volunteering opportunities are available at Caerphilly Castle, the largest castle in Wales.  We currently have vacancies for room stewards.

Surrounded by a series of moats and watery islands, Caerphilly Castle was the brainchild of Gilbert ‘the Red’ de Clare, who also built the original Castell Coch. Early attempts by Gilbert to build a castle were thwarted by the Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, But he eventually won through and built a mammoth stronghold using the concentric ‘walls within walls’ system of defence. Over time the site would fall into disrepair until much later In the late 19th century the third marquess of Bute began preservation work.  So, there are many stories to tell.

Volunteering opportunities are available at Castell Coch, Tongwnlais. The beautiful fabled home of a very wealthy man.

On ancient foundations, Castell Coch is the by-product of a vivid Victorian imagination, assisted by untold wealth. William Burges was given free rein by the 3rd marquess of Bute, to create a rural retreat to complement the opulence of his main residence, Cardiff Castle.

Unique volunteering opportunities are available at Plas Mawr, Conwy, the finest Elizabethan town house in Britain!

Plas Mawr stands as a symbol of a prosperous, buoyant age. Think Renaissance and Shakespeare, think Plas Mawr. Its owner Robert Wynn, an influential merchant of great repute, was particularly fond of grandeur and colour. If wealth was measured in style, then this well-travelled Welsh gentleman was absolutely fabulously wealthy.

If you would like to support the visitor experience at Plas Mawr — we currently have vacancies for Room Stewards, Tour Guides and Learning Programme volunteers.