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Volunteer Open Day

Thur 7 Nov 2019

2.30pm-4.30pm

Dairy

Water Garden tour at 3pm – lasting 30 mins
History of Waddesdon talk -at 3.15pm & 3.45pm – lasting 25 mins

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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 enjoy a tour of the Water Garden with Head Gardener, Mike Buffin. Or listen to our knowledgeable guides give a talk about the history of Waddesdon. Chat with our friendly staff and volunteers about what it’s like to volunteer. Learning more about the benefits of volunteering at Waddesdon. Our Christmas season is an especially exciting time of year to start volunteering.

This event is being held at The Dairy. Please follow directions via Google Maps below. Once at the Dairy, there is ample free parking. Staff will be on hand to guide you.

The Dairy, Queen Street
Waddesdon, Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP18 0JW

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

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