Volunteering at Wimpole Estate
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:
Or, browse our current volunteering roles below.
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.
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.
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.
We are looking for volunteers who work in our profitable second-hand Bookshop. Based in the busy Stables area, near the shop and café, you will work independently but you will never feel lonely. No retail experience is required as full training will be given, you just need to be interested in books and enjoy working with the public. There are also opportunities to be creative e.g. suggesting ideas for seasonal displays, and to help with the pricing and sorting of books.
Vintage Book Volunteer
We are looking for someone with experience of selling vintage books, to help us make sure we get a fair price for the books in our second-hand bookshop that fall into that category.
This role is listed as a bookshop volunteer, when contacted by us please specify that it's the Vintage Book Volunteer role you are interested in.
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.
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.
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
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
Our volunteers make our work to look after nature and history for future generations possible. Learn more about the volunteering opportunities available and hear a selection of their stories to find out what it's like to volunteer with us.
Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.
These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
Take a look at some of the important work that takes place at Wimpole Estate on a day-to-day basis, to look after this special place for everyone, for ever.
From Iron Age roundhouses to a modern estate, Wimpole has been lived on and farmed for over 2,000 years. Discover how its owners have each left their mark.
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