Join our Volunteer Programme!

Sandford Parks Lido Volunteers

We rely heavily on the commitment of our volunteers to allow our events to go ahead and ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Have YOU got what it takes to be a Lido Volunteer? We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and reliable people to join our new Volunteer Programme.

Email now to sign up or for more details!

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities include...

  • Marshalling
  • Registering participants
  • Running a stall or activity
  • Photography or videography
  • Organising raffles
  • Selling merchandise
  • Lane counting
  • And much more!

What's in it for you?
We want our volunteers to know how much we appreciate their efforts, so we have developed a new reward scheme! These rewards include a FREE Lido tote bag, an exclusive Lido Volunteer t-shirt, free entry to a Lido event and even a FREE SEASON TICKET! (Please note: Each individual can earn one free adult season ticket only)


Nigel & Linda Day

"When we moved to Cheltenham 20 years ago we spent some time looking for a good sized public swimming pool. After several unsuccessful searches we came across the Lido. We could not believe our luck to have this fabulous historic facility in our town and became regular visitors. Over time we learned about its history and the past and ongoing efforts people have made to preserve the Lido against multiple challenges.

Our volunteering started with a conversation in the pool with a new friend made there, who mentioned that help was needed at a forthcoming event. We agreed, as we had come to value the Lido so much and wanted to do whatever we could to help it continue. Therefore on one of the coldest wettest days of the year we stood and lane counted, trying (and mostly failing) to keep our counting sheets dry! Since then, we put the dates of the events on our year planner so we can help whenever possible and have been volunteers for many years, in various roles. It is extremely rewarding, not only to play our part in fundraising, but also to meet people and promote the Lido to new visitors. We can often advise and reassure participants. Many of the participants appreciate that the events cannot be run without volunteers. It is also satisfying to support the permanent Lido staff with increased demand from large events. Through our regular employment, we know how invaluable volunteers are for Charities.

Undoubtedly it can be hard work, with some early starts, but volunteering gives us a sense of ownership, reward in the sure knowledge that we are doing our bit to keep the Lido open for Cheltenham."