Reasons to volunteer

Feel good, learn things, meet people – what’s not to love? Volunteering is an ideal way to become involved in the day-to-day work of the Eden Project.

As a volunteer for Eden you can help us to achieve our mission by becoming a link between the visiting public and the Project and highlighting our work in conservation, education and sustainability.

Volunteering is the perfect way to become involved and enjoy the company of people with similar interests. You’ll be part of a team and help to make Eden an even friendlier and more interesting place for our visitors.

In return you will take part in work that is varied, educational and interesting as well as enormously satisfying.

We regret that we are unable to fund accommodation for our volunteers.

Each volunteer placement is subject to a trial period.

Volunteering opportunities

Outreach Volunteer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become an outreach volunteer. The main responsibilities of this role are be to develop our partnership with Penrice Community College by creating an ‘Eden’ area in the humanities block, using displays props and information donated by the Eden team. Find out more in the role profile (available at the top of this page). To apply, please download and complete the application form and diversity monitoring form on this page and email them back, together with your CV, to

People & Gardens growers

People & Gardens work closely with Eden and are based at Eden's Nursery at Watering Lane, Pentewan.  People & Gardens are a Community Interest Company who work with people with learning disabilities and mental health issues to help them take control of their lives and move forward in a positive way.  The project produce fortnightly veg bags for local people, the veg bags contain veg lovingly grown by people with learning disabilities. People and Gardens have just started producing their own crop of Oyster mushrooms, and are looking for a volunteer to help. No horticulture experience is neccessary, but a keen interest would be advantageous, you will need to be well organised, attentive and have a keen eye for detail to ensure the best possible results are achieved.  

People & Gardens are also looking for volunteers to help maintain, plant, weed, prepare the ground and harvest  Jerusalem artechokes, spring onions, cabbages, squashes, pumpkins, courgettes, broad beans, parsley and rhubarb! Horticulture experience not essential, as instruction will be given, but a keen interest in horticulture is an advantage, this is a physically demanding role which will be based predominantly outside. To apply for either of these roles please download the application and diversity monitoring forms to the right of this page, complete them and send them to

Access Team

Helping visitors with different abilities get around the site, by pushing wheelchairs, reading signs or being an arm to help steady someone. This is a very rewarding position, as your help really makes a difference to the quality of a visitor's day. We recruit for this placement year-round. To apply for this role please take a look at the role profile and download and complete the application form and diversity monitoring form - all available on the right of this page - and email them back, together with your CV, to

Site Wide Live Team

Helping our Site Wide Live Team run our seasonal activities programme to promote Eden’s message through fun for the whole family. This team only requires volunteers during school holidays, but we are happy to accept applications on an ongoing basis. To apply for this role please download and complete the application form and diversity monitoring form - available on the right of this page - and email them back, together with your CV, to

Horticulture Team

Providing support to our gardeners (or Green Team as we like to call them) with potting, planting, ground clearing and more. A keen interest or experience in horticulture is required for this role. We are currently recruiting for volunteers to help the Outdoor Garden team, Rainforest Team and the Med Biome Team (Thursdays only) to maintain and develop the exhibits and help with general horticultural tasks. Read a full description of the roles and apply here.

Seeking accommodation for our volunteers

We’re looking for people with a spare room, and local guesthouse owners, who would like to offer accommodation for Eden volunteers. Volunteers stay for anything from a couple of days up to a couple of months, and generally are after somewhere affordable to stay, within easy distance of Eden, where they can cook their own meals or have breakfast and dinner provided. If you would like to be included in our volunteer brochure, please email Chrissie Corbett on or call on 01726 818558.