If you enjoy meeting new people, are positive and confident when dealing with visitors, and have some time to give, why not consider volunteering at Waddesdon.
We are looking for Volunteers to join our team from March 2017 – 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. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available and are particularly looking for the following:
Volunteer wigwam host (Oct-Jan)
Christmas is a spectacular time at Waddesdon with wonderful decorations and light installations both inside the house and around the grounds. Our visitors experience a magical time when they are with us.
We are looking for welcoming and enthusiastic volunteers to join our team to assist and support our catering operation at the spectacular Wigwam tent restaurant which is built especially for our Halloween and Christmas seasons. You will meet and greet visitors, helping them to their seats, answering their questions and ensuring that the area is kept immaculate. No experience is necessary – just a willingness to enter into your Christmas spirit. Full training and materials provided for you and you’ll become part of an enthusiastic and friendly team.
Volunteer house host
You will be part of the vital group of volunteers based along the route inside the House, ensuring visitors receive a warm welcome whilst keeping an eye on the collection. You will engage with visitors, answering their questions and helping them to enjoy their visit. Full training and materials will be provided for you and you will become part of an enthusiastic and friendly team.
Volunteer welcome host
You will be one of the visible information points for the majority of our visitors, welcoming and greeting them to Waddesdon and passing on important visitor information. As part of an enthusiastic and friendly team, you will be doing something very worthwhile by introducing visitors to the House and Grounds, ensuring our visitors feel both welcome and well informed. You will help visitors plan their day by providing information and answering any questions about the facilities, events and activities available at Waddesdon that day.
Volunteer conservation raffle ticket seller
Providing visitors with a positive and enjoyable experience is of great importance for us and selling National Trust raffle tickets is a valuable form of additional property income for Waddesdon Manor. We are looking for welcoming and outgoing volunteers to approach as many visitors as possible in a courteous and friendly way to sell raffle tickets to raise money for the National Trust and Waddesdon. All the money you raise will be matched pound for pound by money from the National Trust headquarters.