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Volunteer Role Description Tour Guide What is a Tour Guide? Tour Guides have a vital role to play in delivering inspiring and enjoyable tours helping groups to learn more about the place they are visiting. Tour Guides also help to protect the health and safety of visitors, and play a part in safeguarding Valley Woods and its assets.

What’s involved? Tour Guides will be required to lead tours in line with the events programme. The role will involve: • • • • •

Helping visitors to discover more by telling stories and anecdotes relevant to the property, its theme and history adapting tours as necessary to meet the needs of different audiences, including any access and inclusion requirements they may have attending tour guide training and other relevant workshops learning about Penllergare Valley Woods as a whole being responsible for the health and safety of any tour group

Tour Guides will be managed by the Volunteer and Events Organiser and Community and Learning Manager and will be requested to follow the Penllergare Trust's Health and Safety Policy at all times.

What’s in it for you? • • • • • •

Be at the forefront of an exciting project to protect and promote Penllergare Valley Woods as an essential historic and recreational space for Swansea Learn new skills – communication, presentation, first aid etc. Learn more about Penllergare Valley Woods Meet people from all walks of life and make new friends Become part of a friendly and dedicated team Training courses will be provided to those who are committed to the project

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract


This role will suit people who… • • •

• •

have an enthusiastic and friendly manner are confident in talking to groups of people have good time management skills are keen to learn Have an appreciation and enthusiasm for the woods, its history and wildlife

Want to sign up? We encourage all new volunteers to register with The Penllergare Trust in the first instance. Contact details are as follows: T: 01792 344224

E: contact@penllergare.org

About Penllergare Valley Woods Penllergare Valley Woods was once a famous gentry estate and home to John Dillwyn Llewelyn, the notable 19-century horticulturalist, philanthropist and pioneering photographer. It was Llewelyn’s vision and landscape design in the picturesque tradition that made Penllergare one of the most renowned parks and gardens in Wales. After decades of dereliction and vandalism, the Penllergare Trust was formed as an independent charity in 2000 - completely independent of the local authority and of Government. It has relied in donations and legacies and money raised from activities and commercial operations for income and thankfully it has been supported by a Friends group and many volunteers without whom it simply could not manage. Together with supporters, The Penllergare Trust aims to protect and open to the public Penllergare Valley Woods, a valuable community amenity and asset for the whole of Swansea and beyond. About the restoration project: www.penllergare.wordpress.com About the Trust: www.penllergare.org

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract


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Tour Guide Opportunity at Penllergare Valley Woods

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