Volunteer Garden Greeter

BHCC - Royal Pavilion, Museums and Libraries

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The Garden Greeter scheme is about providing the ‘welcome’ onto the Royal Pavilion Estate.  As a Garden Greeter, you will buddy with another Greeter doing a 2.5 hour shift, including a short break, in the Royal Pavilion Garden, greeting visitors to the Estate, answering queries, directing people, giving out information about what’s on, and sharing learned knowledge about the Estate, the Garden, and its buildings.  There will be two shifts per day on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from April – September 2019.  We ask for a minimal commitment of two shifts per week.

You will be fully inducted and trained in all aspects of Estate security across the Dome, the Royal Pavilion & Brighton Museum.  You will need to be reliable and able to liaise with the partner organisations to ensure information is up to date for visitors.  You will be provided with a Garden Greeter T-Shirt, badge, bag, and all up-to-date information including a history of the Estate, its buildings and the Garden.


  • be confident to approach people
  • have an ability to learn quickly and keep information up to date 
  • be prepared to work in what will be a busy environment
  • be reliable, on time, and flexible
  • enjoy communicating with different people
  • enjoy working as part of a team


You will learn about the history of the Estate and its buildings and Garden, which you will build on throughout the season, imparting knowledge and information to visitors.  You will have an understanding of how the Estate works, in terms of its people, its venues and its activities.

Benefits:  As a volunteer at the Royal Pavilion & Museums you will be entitled to the same benefits as staff, including discounts in the shops/cafes.  Travel expenses as a volunteer can be claimed back as part of our Volunteer Policy, up to £5 per day.  The Pavilion Garden Café offers free tea and coffee and 50% off food whilst you are on duty for your shift.

Practical Considerations

This role operates within the Royal Pavilion Gardens through the summer season, April - September 2019.  Shifts are 2 hours long, and run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  We expect a commitment of one shift per week.

This is a role that includes some lifting and carrying, and walking around the gardens talking to visitors.

When do I need to be available?

Details A minimum of one shift on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday., Each shift is 2 hours long and runs either form 11:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

4-5 Pavillion Buildings
Castle Square

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    Reasonable travel
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • Training