Join our friendly team
We're lucky to have a fantastic team of volunteers at Ashridge. If you're interested in joining us we'd love to hear from you.
Volunteers can get involved in all areas of the estate, from welcoming people to the visitor centre or Bridgewater Monument to helping with scrub clearance on the Ivinghoe Hills.
Call 01442 841800 or email us.
Our education officer is looking for someone to take a leading role with larger groups by managing a section of them on their own. Perhaps you are a retired teacher or nursery helper looking for a new challenge?
You could also help visiting school children with pond-dipping, orienteering and art events.
Personal Mobility Vehicles
We have a number of mobilty vehicles at the visitor centre, managed and run by Friends of Ashridge volunteers who show people how to use the vehicles and provide information on the three accessible routes that are available.
They are looking for new members to help so if you have a regular couple of hours to spare any afternoon between March and September, they would love to hear from you.
Our volunteers sell tickets and make sure visitors to the monument enjoy the experience and stay safe as they climb to the top. They also encourage visitors to join the National Trust so that they can benefit from everything membership entails.
If you like meeting people and would enjoy explaining membership to them please contact us on 01442851227
If you enjoy meeting people, you might like to man our lovely new reception desk. You would greet people when they arrive and answer their queries, handing out leaflets about the Estate.
How you can help
It takes a lot of volunteers to man our busy shop. A welcoming smile, is always much appreciated....
Volunteers ensure people visiting the mill enjoy themselves and are safe whilst viewing inside.
Events volunteers take entrance money, sell raffle tickets and answer enquiries.
Not the most glamorous job but vital to keeping the Estate clean.
'Volunteering here is a joy'
Bee has been a volunteer at Ashridge since September 2011. She works between 15 and 17 hours each week in the visitor centre office, editing the website and helping with general admin.
'I have loved every minute since I started working here, everyone was so welcoming. I have an IT background so am enjoying the website editing very much.'
Our rangers run two regular groups of volunteers to help with scrub clearance and other vital tasks.
The Sunday group has vacancies for anyone interested in lending a hand. They meet every second and fourth Sunday in the month at the estate yard at 9.20am.
If you are interested please contact helping email@example.com