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Volunteer opportunities

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

We’re looking for Volunteers to join our team – helping to ensure Waddesdon provides a memorable and friendly experience for all our visitors. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or a month, we would love to hear from you.

The following roles are available:


Weekend house host volunteer

If you have spare time on the weekend, or wish to enhance your work experience with something different, then join us in welcoming visitors and ensuring they enjoy the House and Collection. The role requires approachability, excellent timekeeping, dedication to offering a great visitor experience through friendly and well-informed communication and good teamwork. Full training and materials will be provided.

Days required: Saturday or Sunday, ideally weekly or fortnightly

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Aviary volunteer

Aviary volunteers contribute to the care of endangered bird species through feeding, cleaning, habitat maintenance and project work. An interest in wildlife, reliability and a willingness to engage with conservation aims through varied tasks will be assets in this role.

Days required: Fridays, Sundays or Tuesdays from 8am-12pm

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Statue cleaning volunteer

Help in the conservation of Waddesdon’s outdoor collection: this outdoor role will involve using National Trust conservation and cleaning techniques to help prepare and care for Waddesdon’s statues during its open season, as well as responding to visitor interest in day-to-day conservation activities.

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Conservation raffle ticket seller

Our dedicated Conservation Raffle Ticket Sellers approach visitors in a courteous and friendly way to sell raffle tickets which raises money for both the National Trust and Waddesdon.

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Feast volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the smooth running of our Feast festival on 16 & 17 June 2018. You could find yourself assisting the public, supporting performer set up, helping to run family activities, or even drumming up crowds for the performances. You’ll have an opportunity to experience Feast at first hand yourself. Our team of volunteers play a huge role in running this event and making it a tremendous success.

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Get in touch

To apply for any of these volunteer roles, please fill out our volunteer registration form and send to our Volunteering Manager Helen Franklin,  or email [email protected] who will then get in touch with you.

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