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Volunteering at Waddesdon

If you enjoy meeting new people, are positive and have some time to give, why not consider volunteering at Waddesdon?




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Why volunteer?

  • Learn new skills and kickstart your career

  • Meet new people and become part of a supportive community

  • Enjoy Waddesdon’s collection and grounds, and see behind the scenes

  • Share your passion and enthusiasm

  • Access exclusive events and training for volunteers

  • Give back and help visitors enjoy their day out

We are looking for volunteers to join our friendly team!

Our Volunteers add joy to any visit, welcoming visitors and making sure they have the best day at Waddesdon. By getting involved, you could spend time surrounded by a beautiful landscape and charming historic property.

We have opportunities to volunteer in the House, Grounds, the Stables Café and Learning teams!

 If you are interested, please complete the registration form and return to us!

Volunteering Opportunities


Food to Go volunteer

We are looking for Food to Go volunteers to help support our dynamic and friendly Catering Team at the Stables at Waddesdon. You could find yourself helping to prepare the sandwiches, picnic baskets and children’s pack lunches that are so popular at Waddesdon. Based in the bustling Stables area, you will be a valuable part of the team that provides a high level of catering for our visitors

Food to Go volunteer role profile >


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. If you’re interested, we would love to hear from you!

Stables Café volunteer role profile >

Summer 23

Eythrope Host volunteer

This exciting role is brand new to 2024. It involves meeting and greeting visitors and accompanying guided tour groups around the beautiful gardens at Eythrope. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please get in touch! (Please note this is not a tour guide role.)

Eythrope Host 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 >

Garden Guide Volunteer

Garden Guide volunteer

Love speaking to people? Love spending time outdoors? Then this could be the role for you. Our Garden Guides share the history of Waddesdon and its gardens from its use by the family as well as some general flora and fauna information. If you are interested in this role, please get in touch!

Garden Guide 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 >

Summer 23

Pastry volunteer

Waddesdon Manor prides itself on the quality of food served to our visitors. All the food is prepared in our own kitchens. Wherever possible, our dedicated chefs seek out local suppliers and insist on only the finest ingredients.

Pastry volunteer role profile >


Summer 23

Wedding Cake Host volunteer

Fancy volunteering at a unique location? Well this might be the role for you. We are looking for volunteers to support the visits and tours to the Wedding Cake, a 10 metre-high fun ceramic sculpture. This role will suit you if you love talking to people and ensuring they have the best day!

Wedding Cake Host role profile >

Find out more...



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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