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Volunteering at Wimpole Estate

Volunteer room guide speaking with visitors in the Entrance Hall at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
Volunteer room guide speaking with visitors in the Entrance Hall at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire | © James Dobson

Volunteers at Wimpole help to open the estate to visitors and conserve it for everyone to enjoy. Discover more about volunteering here and the opportunities available.

Volunteer at Wimpole

Volunteers help to welcome visitors, get involved with gardening and wildlife conservation, as well as running guided tours around the garden, hall and parkland. Volunteers also help with school groups at the farm and some even help muck out the pigs.

At Wimpole there are many varied volunteering opportunities for people of all ages. There are many benefits to joining the team, including:

  • Utilising skills and learning new ones
  • Meeting new people and making friends
  • Getting involved with social events with the Wimpole Volunteer Club which has talks and trips throughout the year
  • Strengthening your CV and helping develop your career
  • Learning about the history of this special place

Why not drop in to one of our Volunteer Recruitment Days, chat to the team, and find out about volunteering with us. Find out more below:

Volunteering recruitment days

Or, browse our current volunteering roles below.

Volunteers working in the Walled Garden at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
Volunteers working in the Walled Garden at Wimpole Estate | © National Trust Images/Mike Hodgson

Current Opportunities

Wimpole Ambassador

A new and exciting volunteering position has been created within the Welcome team to enable us to reach more of our supporters during the busy periods and be present at some of the most crucial areas of our estate.

As an ambassador you will have a roving and mobile role around the Turning Circle, Gardens, Mansion, Garden Gate and first areas of the Parkland chatting to visitors, learning about their motivations, and assisting them with any queries they may have. You’ll also be discussing the importance of growing support for Wimpole and the National Trust as well as gathering vital feedback on our site.

You will be equipped with a bag containing a radio, info cards on the estate, maps, plasters, dog lead, copy of emergency procedures and daily brief. This role is excellent for those wanting to get out and about and who enjoy walking, chatting to visitors and being a crucial point of contact at busy times.

Apply for this role

Volunteer Garden Guide

The Gardens team at Wimpole are looking for more volunteers to join our friendly team of Garden Guides. Garden Guides offer a behind the scenes and carefully curated tour of the wonders of Wimpole to visitors. We are looking to increase our cohort of garden guides to allow us to offer more opportunities for visitors to join a tour. We can arrange an induction into garden tours and provide resources to help deliver your own specialist tour.

Apply for this role

House Experience Volunteer

You will play a key role in the daily experience in the house. To help everyone make the most of the role, we are looking for people who can make a regular commitment and particularly at weekends, which is when we see the most visitors. Our volunteers are inclusive and welcoming and help connect and inspire people. You’ll want to learn more about Wimpole’s stories, both conservation work and of the history of the people and the place, and you’ll get to know what to share and when to help visitors get the most out of their day in the way they want to enjoy it.

Apply for this role

Visitor Welcome Volunteers

You will provide a warm welcome and help all visitors enjoy their day. You’ll also help us provide a personalised thank you, leaving people with a positive lasting impression.

Apply for this role

Visitor Operations Volunteer

This role is about supporting staff to help keep Wimpole looking clean and tidy. As with all volunteering roles at Wimpole, you will often find yourself chatting to visitors and answering basic questions. It is a great way to get to know the whole of this busy estate, as your role will be a roaming one, covering all locations.

Apply for this role

Food & Beverage Volunteer

We are looking for additional volunteers to support with hosting and table clearing. If you are an individual who loves to be outside and delights in engaging with our visitors, we would love to hear from you.

Apply for this role

Wimpole Volunteer club

Many volunteers are part of the Wimpole Volunteer club which runs talks, outings and social events. Recent talks included 'Exploring Scott', 'Cambridge', and ‘Treasure Island in the Fens'. Outings have included Blenheim Palace and Sandringham.

Cambridge National Trust Volunteers

Thinking about volunteering and want to be part of a group? Get hands-on through organising conservation days and weekend events with the Cambridge National Trust Volunteer group.

Get in touch about Volunteering at Wimpole Hall

We're looking forward to hearing from you. Please give us a call on 01223 206000 or email Please note, we cannot accept volunteer applications from under-16s.

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

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