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Volunteering at Waddesdon

Are you a people person with a positive attitude and some spare time? Consider joining our team of volunteers at Waddesdon!




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Why Volunteer?

  • Gain valuable experience and boost your career prospects
  • Meet new people and become part of a welcoming community
  • Enjoy Waddesdon’s stunning collection and grounds
  • Share your enthusiasm and knowledge to our visitors
  • Make a Difference: Help us create memorable experiences for our visitors.

Join our friendly team and bring joy to every visit at Waddesdon! As a volunteer, you’ll be the warm welcome that makes a day out special. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our landscape and the charm of our historic property. Interested in making a difference? Apply now and return the completed form to us.

Volunteering Opportunities


Stables Café volunteer

Are you a friendly, welcoming person? Can you help the Catering team greet visitors to the Stables Café? Based in a historic courtyard, near the woodland playground, the café receives many hungry visitors that need a warm welcome and delicious food. We are particularly looking for people who are available on weekends. If you’re interested, we would love to hear from you!

Stables Café volunteer role profile >

Christmas 2022

House Host volunteer

Love history and chatting with people? Our House Hosts bring the stories of Waddesdon Manor to life! They tell stories about the house, its history and collections and adapt these to suit different audiences. If you are interested, please let us know!

House host volunteer role profile >

Visitor Insights volunteer

Visitor Insights volunteer

Love making people feel welcome? As a Visitor Insights Volunteer your role is to ensure our visitors feel welcome and know where they are going upon exiting the house and to encourage the completion of surveys. This role provides a friendly face for our visitors and chatting with them about their day.

Visitor Insights volunteer role profile >


Retail Volunteer

Our retail volunteers offer a vital service for all our visitors. They love helping people find just the thing they’re looking for from the variety of wonderful goods we sell in our shops. You can use your customer service skills and experience to aid our visitors to get the most out of their shopping experience. We are particularly looking for people who are available on weekends.

Retail Volunteer Role Profile >

Christmas 2022

Grounds Host volunteer

Love the outdoors, greeting and chatting with people, then Grounds Hosting could be for you! This is a directional role, providing our visitors with information about Waddesdon and helping them get the best out of their day!

Grounds host volunteer role profile >


Seasonal Weekday Gardener Volunteer

Love gardening and spending time outdoors? Then this role might be right for you! We are looking for gardeners to support us through April to November. If you are interested, then please get in touch!

Seasonal Gardener Volunteer Role Profile >


Events Volunteer

Get involved with Events throughout the year: Feb Half-term, Easter, May Half-Term, Chilli Fest, Halloween & Christmas! Ensure visitors get the most out of their experience. There’s always something amazing to be involved with at Waddesdon.

Events Volunteer Role Profile>

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Find out more about what it’s like to volunteer at Waddesdon with our series of behind-the-scenes videos on Youtube

Watch volunteer films here



Find out more about volunteering at Waddesdon with a read of our blog posts.

Read our blog posts here

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