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Volunteer opportunities

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:

Feast volunteers

Our Feast festival will see the North Front transformed with elaborately decorated tables for visitors to take a seat at and enjoy a picnic or sample of the delicious food on offer from one of the handpicked artisan food and wine stalls. There will be a range of extraordinary performances, as well as activities for all the family.

To make this weekend happen we need lots of volunteers. Our volunteers will enjoy meeting and talking to people, be able to relate to all ages and people to ensure visitors have the best possible experience. You might be asked to do a variety of tasks so will be happy to work as a team or on your own. A positive and energetic approach will help to create the Feast festival buzz.

If you’d like to help please get in touch.

Download the Feast Festival volunteer profiles

To apply please follow this link and complete an application form: Feast Festival weekend applications

Or contact

Closing date: Thursday 1 June 2017

Assistant to volunteering manager

Waddesdon is fortunate to have a thriving team of over 300 volunteers who work with us in a variety of ways. We are looking for someone to assist the Volunteering Manager in a voluntary administrative role, both helping to recruit new volunteers and providing support for the existing team of volunteers. If you enjoy engaging with people as well as using your IT skills and have 4-5 hours to spare each week, we would love to hear from you before 30 April.

To talk further about the role please call Helen Franklin on 01296 653394.

Donwload the assistant to volunteering manager role profile PDF

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.

Download house host profile PDF (126kb)

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.

Download welcome host profile PDF (126kb)

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.

Download raffle ticket seller profile PDF (115kb)

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 who will then get in touch with you.

Download volunteer registration form PDF (124kb)