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 from March 2018 – 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:
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
Our retail volunteers use their excellent customer service skills to ensure our visitors get the most out of their shopping experience. You will also assist with stock management and general housekeeping duties in order to keep the shops immaculate.
Days required: Thursdays 12pm-4.30pm
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
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.
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.
Our Image Library contains thousands of images relating to Waddesdon and its Collection. We are looking for a volunteer who can help support the work of our image library researching the photographic collection. With excellent IT skills and an enthusiasm for research, you would be at home in an office based role, volunteering one day a week (Wed-Fri).
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.