Join in at Ashridge Estate

Volunteer assisting visitor with mobility vehicle

If you’d like to help us to look after Ashridge, there are loads of opportunities to volunteer with us. Everyone’s welcome, so do please get in touch to find out more. Read on for a taster of some of our volunteer roles.

There is plenty of choice if you decide to join us

We are a friendly and dedicated team and look forward to welcoming you. Volunteering at Ashridge is the perfect opportunity to have new experiences, build new skills and make friends.

Mobility Vehicle Volunteer

The estate has a number of accessible routes and we provide a small number of powered mobility vehicles to help those with mobility problems. This role will be supporting users with the vehicles, demonstrating how to use them safely, taking driver detail forms and checking competence to drive. 

Walkers at Ivinghoe Beacon on the Ashridge Estate
Ivinghoe Beacon on the Ashridge Estate
Walkers at Ivinghoe Beacon on the Ashridge Estate

Outdoor Engagement

We are looking for enthusisatic volunteers to hop in the membership van and spend the day at Ivinghoe Beacon talking all things conservation, National Trust and membership. If you like working outside and could help us promote the work that we do here at Ashridge, this could be for you.

Pistone Windmill with the Ivinghoe Hills in the background
Pitstone Windmill Ashridge Estate Herts
Pistone Windmill with the Ivinghoe Hills in the background

Pitstone Windmill

The Pitstone Windmill is open on Sunday afternoons and bank holiday Mondays from mid-May to the end of August. If you'd like to be part of a team of volunteers showing people around this unique building, sharing the history and taking admissions, drop us an email.

Children enjoying being Ashridge Adventurers
Children in front of a den in Ashridge
Children enjoying being Ashridge Adventurers

Outdoor Education

Here at Ashridge we have a thriving education programme, we specialise in outdoor activities that allow students to engage with nature, such as mini beast hunts, pond dipping, natural art and orienteering. Our education volunteers get stuck in with assisting the Learning and Events Officer in running these sessions as well as helping to prepare resources and equipment in preparation for visits.

To find out more get in touch at helping.ashridge@nationaltrust.org.uk