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Volunteering at Ashridge Estate

Visitors exploring in buggies at Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire
Volunteer and visitor exploring in a buggy at Ashridge Estate | © National Trust Images/John Millar

If you’d like to help to look after Ashridge, there are lots of opportunities to volunteer with us. Everyone is welcome, so do please get in touch to find out more. Read on for a taster of some of our volunteer roles.

Why join us?

There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
  • Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
  • Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • Learn about the history of this special place.

Current opportunities

Mobility vehicle volunteers

The estate has a number of accessible routes, and we provide a small number of powered mobility vehicles to help those with mobility problems. This role will be supporting users with the vehicles, demonstrating how to use them safely, taking driver detail forms and checking competence to drive.

Visitor Experience Volunteers

Here at Ashridge, we love making sure everyone has an enjoyable and memorable experience. Most of our work takes place in the busy visitor centre where we provide visitors with a warm welcome, information about the estate, walks, trails, events and National Trust membership.

We need welcome volunteers to help us to achieve this by manning the welcome area inside the visitor centre. In good weather we also open another welcome point outside by the Bridgewater Monument which visitors can climb to get a great view of the estate.

Our volunteers help promote Ashridge Estate and the important work we do in caring for it, as well as National Trust membership, volunteering opportunities, and events and activities.

Pitstone Windmill volunteers

Pitstone Windmill is the oldest Post Mill in the country. We need volunteers to tell visitors the story of this ancient landmark and the part it played in its rural community – from the intricate way the mill worked, to the history of the people who worked there.

Volunteer shop assistant

Do you love working with people? Join Ashridge’s retail team to provide a friendly service, welcome every visitor and offer help and advice with their purchases. You’ll be helping to raise funds that will directly support Ashridge Estate by working with the retail team to create a great shopping experience for our visitors.

Get in touch about volunteering at Ashridge

To find out more about volunteering at Ashridge Estate, please get in touch at

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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