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. 

A volunteer drives visitors around the garden at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Sat 22 and Sun 23 Sep | Open morning

We're looking for new volunteers to help support the visitor welcome team at weekends and join the gardens team any day of the week. Pop in for one of the open mornings to meet the team, enjoy some refreshments and find out more about volunteering at Stowe.

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 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
" 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.

Team building days 

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 small team of gardeners months to complete, will in comparison take one day for a group of 20 or more volunteers to achieve.

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.