Volunteering at Stowe

Two ladies sit on a golf buggy, with bunting. They hold a small chalkboard which reflects on what makes Stowe special to them.

As a charity here to protect our special places for everyone to enjoy, we simply couldn’t do it without the aid of thousands of volunteers. From keeping our properties alive with intriguing stories to being at the forefront of conservation, volunteers are the heartbeat of the National Trust.

Lending a hand

If you’ve got some spare time to lend a hand and would like to learn something new or share in a passion you have, then we’d love to hear from you. There’s a variety of positions available for volunteers, or tell us what interests you most. 

Garden heroes

If you're looking to become part of a friendly and dedicated team, would enjoy enabling our visitors to have a great day out and love being outdoors, join us and become a garden volunteer. Since acquiring the gardens in 1989 the National Trust has transformed the garden through restoration to return it to its former glory. Help us continue this work to conserve this stunning landscape and develop your practical gardening skills at the same time.

You'll receive all the training needed and you'll be part of something special. Apply for the role by clicking on the vacancies link, searching for Stowe, Buckingham.

Garden volunteers at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Garden volunteers at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Garden volunteers at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Getting stuck in

If you love the great outdoors and keeping active, we’ve got some new roles perfect for you. We’re looking for green fingered gardeners to help on Fridays.

As well as the 250 acres of garden that we look after, our gardens and park department also care for over 750 acres of parkland. Get closer to nature by becoming a roaming ranger to help us protect this special area of countryside or look after our significant trees.

" At the Stowe and Aylesbury Portfolio in 2017, 401 volunteers worked in 49 roles, donating 35,000 hours. We simply couldn't achieve what we do without their contribution. Join the team and help us look after your local special place."
A group of ten adults are in wellies stuck in boggy mud. They're mucky from a day of volunteering the gardens at Stowe.

Corporate volunteering

If you have a workforce of employees and wish to support a charity, Stowe is a great place to choose. We have a dedicated programme of activities for groups to participate in, whilst helping our gardening team achieve projects with mass help. What will take our team of four gardeners months to complete, will in comparison take one day for a group of 20 or more volunteers to achieve.

Corporate volunteering also brings benefits to your company from developing social responsibility within the community to providing activities that give employee welfare, development and team building opportunities. We do not charge for this and ask only for you to cover travel expenses and the cost of additional equipment tools via a donation.

Visitors enjoying the Grecian Valley at Stowe Gardens

Supporter groups in Thames Valley 

There are loads of friendly National Trust supporter groups in the Thames Valley. They help support our places like Stowe, Hughenden and Greys Court by volunteering and fundraising. They also get together for fun days out, holidays and lectures.