Centre for Alternative Technology

Britain's major centre for environmental inspiration and courses.


Thanks to the volunteering in Wales grant, we are now recruiting long term volunteers for 2016... please see role descriptions below & phone to enquire about availability.

Please read all of the information on the website relating to the long term volunteer scheme before applying.

Accommodation is available on site but it is supplied on a first come first serve basis. If we have no accommodation left, you would be responsible for finding a place to stay although CAT would be happy to advise you on local accommodation.

If you are interested in applying, you can apply by completing the application form on the right hand menu link and forwarding it to .


Come to CAT for Taster days

Start Date

Placement length

The Woodland Trail Team

In this role, you will help CAT to build a 2km trail in and around the current visitor centre, through the woodlands, old quarry and gardens. The trail will showcase the areas natural environment, habitats, wildlife and history. It will also provide education on sustainable land-use and management.

Date tbc

Jan-April 2016

1-6 months

The Sustainable Woodland Team

This team cultivates and manages CAT’s woodland (including all of its wonderful flora and fauna!) and produces a range of exciting wooden and charcoal based items for our giftshop.

Date tbc

Jan-April 2016

1-6 months

The Organic Gardens Team

Drawing on our head gardeners 40 years of pesticide free growing experience, our gardens team create incredible displays for our visitors alongside growing the produce to be cooked in our vegetarian restaurant.

Date tbc

Jan-April 2016

1-6 months

The Marketing Team

On the front lines of our fundraising and awareness campaigns, the marketing department is an exciting hub of activity. The team makes full use of old and new medias to promote CAT’s research and ethos. Are you looking for experience in a passionate and creative media office? Look no further…

Date tbc

Jane-April 2016

4-6 months

For an informal chat, please call 01654 705955. Please send your completed application and any queries to . If you don't get an acknowledgement within a couple of days of sending it, please telephone to make sure we have received it as we sometimes have difficulty receiving applications from hotmail/gmail/University emails.

We look forward to hearing from you - thanks for your interest!


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