Volunteering

Join our team

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers in 2020 to help us with the celebrations marking 100 years of Welwyn Garden City. With over 100 events planned we have a large number of volunteer opportunities available so whatever your interests, skills and experience; and however much time you have to give, we hope to find the right role for you.

Experience is not necessary but you’ll need to be at least 18 years old.

Be part of the celebrations!
Be part of the celebrations!

Why get involved

Two of our volunteers meet the Mayor of WHBC Roger Trigg at our community launch on 30 May 2019. The event celebrated 100 years since Ebenezer Howard acquired the land at auction
Two of our volunteers meet the Mayor of WHBC Roger Trigg at our community launch on 30 May 2019. The event celebrated 100 years since Ebenezer Howard acquired the land at auction.

Our volunteers have different motivations for volunteering; some are retired, others are students, and some are preparing to get back into work. What we all share is our love of Welwyn Garden City, and we enjoy getting out and meeting new people. So whether you are looking for a challenge, wanting to meet new people or acquire new skills, volunteering with the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation in our 100th birthday year could be the answer!

Past Events

We are very grateful to our ever-growing team of volunteers. Some have been working tirelessly for five years or more to deliver our signature projects.

More recent additions to our volunteer team have given invaluable support handing out balloons, postcards, badges and souvenir guides at our Howard Centre events, Wonderful WGC events hosted by the BID, Healthfest hosted by WHBC, the Game Fair at Hatfield House and most recently handing out our Souvenir Guide at the BID Christmas Lights switch on and our centenary launch event Garden City Lights. Our volunteers also helped direct visitors to the various light installations and encourage participation at the interactive displays.

Feedback includes:

"Andrew and I were happy that we were able to support the launch event and appreciate the amount of work that went into it."

"I enjoy being part of delivering a community event which is kick-starting a more vibrant social scene in Welwyn Garden City”

“Thank you for all your help coordinating nearly 50 volunteers. The organiser of the marshals said that her team had absolutely loved being paired with our volunteers. They all thought our team were wonderful and really interesting, sharing history of the town. They are an absolute credit to the Foundation and an invaluable resource."

Kate Adam, Marketing Manager

"It has been an amazing opportunity to be able to design and plant the nine Gateway Gardens for the WGC100 centenary. I feel extremely proud to be part of this historic celebration"

Gary Primrose

"Being a WGC100 volunteer for me is self-rewarding as it is giving something back to the community. Being able to be part of some of the Centenary events this year will be exciting, fun, rewarding, and so nice to meet different people."

Handing out our souvenir guides at the Christmas lights switch on.
Handing out our souvenir guides at the Christmas lights switch on.
Volunteers helping with the new WGC road signs gardens
Volunteers helping with the new WGC road signs gardens.

How to apply

To apply to be a WGC100 volunteer please complete our application form below and also make sure you are signed up to our newsletter so that we can keep you up to date with the Centenary news and other opportunities to support us at future events.