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Volunteer at Hidcote

Gardener and volunteer at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
Join our team in caring for this special garden | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

The diverse volunteering team at Hidcote comprises of people from all walks of life. We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who would like to join the team caring for and interpreting this world famous garden.

How can you get involved as a volunteer at Hidcote?

Volunteering at Hidcote is a chance to enjoy new experiences, make new friends, learn new skills and develop existing ones, broaden your knowledge and share your enthusiasm. For many people, it's as simple as giving something back.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email us at or give us a ring on 01386 438333. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Current opportunities

Bookshop Volunteer - Thursdays and weekends
Do you like a good thriller? Or are you more of a romantic? Our Bookshop Volunteers know where to find the poetry section, or holiday reads, and love helping our visitors to find something they will enjoy.
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Hidcote Garden Guide Volunteer
Garden Guides share their knowledge and passion for the garden at Hidcote, its history and design with our many visitors throughout the year. Providing talks, tours and being a welcoming face in the garden.
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Retail Assistant - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and weekends
Everyone likes a bit of retail therapy, don’t they? Retail volunteers love helping visitors and telling them the story of our products. Through their sales, volunteers are helping the National Trust look after special places for everyone.
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Two volunteers wearing coats smiling at Formby, Liverpool
Volunteering can be a very rewarding pastime | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

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

How to become a volunteer at Hidcote

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please email or give us a call on 01386 438333.

You can also search for opportunities across all National Trust places by visiting our wider volunteering page below.

Thank you

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

A group of people listening to a volunteer as they lead a guided tour around the house of Mompesson House, Salisbury, Wiltshire

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