Sun 15 Dec is sold out. Please only come to Waddesdon if you have a pre-booked ticket (this includes National Trust members).
Some parking areas are too muddy to use and it is taking longer to enter the site than usual.
Please wear sturdy, waterproof footwear as some paths are unavoidably muddy.


About usCurrent vacancies

Volunteer roles

See some of the types of roles and responsibilities for volunteers here and download an application form.


House host

House hosts welcome and engage with visitors and help them to enjoy the collection by answering questions. Hosts move between positions to allow them to see all of the house.

Weekend House Host>


Manor Garden Guide

Our enthusiastic team of Garden Guides give free introductory tours to visitors throughout the summer season, making both the gardens and the Manor come alive for them.

Manor Garden Guide >


Education assistant

Education assistants help with running our education programmes for school children. They also help prepare and participate in our family events held throughout the year.

Education volunteer: schools>

Education volunteer: family activities > 


Conservation Raffle ticket seller

Our dedicated raffle ticket sellers approach visitors in a courteous and friendly way to sell raffle tickets to raise money both for conservation the National Trust and Waddesdon.

Conservation raffle ticket seller>


Weekday gardener

Support the gardens team, taking part in a range of horticultural activities across the Manor Garden, the Dairy, Five Arrows Hotel and
Windmill Hill.

Weekday gardener >


Aviary assistant

Contribute to the survival of rare and endangered bird species, cared for in our on-site Aviary. As well as looking after the daily upkeep of the birds, educate our visitors about what we are trying to achieve.

Aviary assistant > 

Get in touch

To apply for any of the volunteer roles, please complete the form below and send to Helen Franklin, Volunteering Manager >

Volunteer registration form >