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 gardens volunteer pruning a flower bed

Volunteer vacancies

From helping us bake in the kitchen to welcoming families to our events and activities, there's lots of different roles to suit you at Stowe. Say "Yes" to getting involved and see our full vacancy list.

Arrivals support

Welcoming a visitor makes a huge impact on their enjoyment for the day. As the first point of contact, Ariival Support Volunteers will be key in providing a smile to hundreds of customers every day. You'll help in getting cars parked and assisting wih general enquiries. This is perfect for those with enthusiatic, friendly and helpful nature, enjoy variety, like operating as part of a small team and are happy to work in the outdoors. From encouraging visitors to become National Trust members to waving them off on a safe journey home, this role is all about first and last impressions. 

To find out more sign up via the Volunteers vacancies link above. 

" 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.

Four ladies are standing by some of the flowers and fauna at Stowe discussing the planting, they work for the National Trust

Get in touch

Drop us a message - send your details to sign up to the event or ask any questions, we love to chat.

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.