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Walks, talks & tours

Volunteer Open Day

Fri 1 Mar 2019


Manor Restaurant

Garden walks – 10.30am & 11.30am, lasting 20 mins
House tour – 11am & 12pm, lasting 15-20 mins


Ever wondered what it would be like to work at Waddesdon? Come and learn more at our Volunteer Open Day.

We are looking for more volunteers to join our team and get involved and inspired by Waddesdon. You’ll have the opportunity to work in a magnificent setting and contribute your time to help and support our heritage property.

At our Open Day you’ll have the chance to walk around the gardens with a member of our Gardens Team, or see behind the scenes in the House whilst all the winter conservation work is carried out. Chat with our friendly staff and volunteers about what it’s like and learn more about the benefits of volunteering at Waddesdon.

On arrival, follow the signs to park and make your way up to the Manor itself where there will be staff and volunteers on hand to direct you.

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If you can’t attend the event but would like to find out more, please contact Volunteering Manager Helen Franklin over email: [email protected]


Garden volunteer

Help to the keep the grounds and gardens breathtaking and immaculate. Supervised by a skilled member of the gardens team you could find yourself pruning, bedding, working in the glasshouse, hedging or even using light machinery. What a great place to be in if you love gardening.


House volunteer

Providing a warm welcome and enhancing a visitors experience is the role of our House Hosts. We’re looking for volunteers, particularly at weekends, to help make the House and Collections come alive for visitors. You could be answering questions on items in the house, helping families with trails or explaining how best to enjoy a visit. Don’t panic, you’ll be fully trained first.

Read real volunteer stories


How I became a Waddesdon Warden, 1999 model

Audrey Hughes provides a lovely reminiscence on how she came to work at Waddesdon.

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A day in the life of...Chris Blumer, House Host

I had simply no idea what to expect when I first applied to become a volunteer at Waddesdon.

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Behind the scenes: a volunteer's story

Imagine having the opportunity to go behind the scenes of a majestic manor house filled with exquisite antiques, magnificent artwork and captivating exhibitions.

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