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Volunteering at Buckingham Chantry Chapel

Exterior of Buckingham Chantry Chapel, Buckinghamshire
Exterior of Buckingham Chantry Chapel | © National Trust/Chris Lacey

As a charity protecting our special places for everyone to enjoy, we simply couldn’t do it without the aid of our army of volunteers. From keeping properties alive with intriguing stories to being at the forefront of our conservation, volunteers are the heartbeat of the National Trust. Find out more about joining the team at Buckingham Chantry Chapel.

Donating your time

If you’ve got some spare time to lend a hand and would like to learn something new or simply share your passion for history and heritage, then we’d love to hear from you.

From helping us tell the story of Buckingham's oldest building to processing donations for books, there are a variety of positions available for volunteers at Buckingham Chantry Chapel. Just let us know what interests you most.

Part of a wider team

As well as looking after Buckingham Chantry Chapel, we're part of a team that care for a group of properties in the Stowe and Aylesbury Vale portfolio.

This encompasses Stowe, Claydon, Boarstall Tower, Boarstall Duck Decoy, Long Crendon Courthouse and King's Head.

Some of our volunteers choose several roles across several properties, which provides the opportunity of a diverse breadth of historic eras and property styles, from a medieval tower to a grand Georgian house.

It's also a great way to meet lots of new people and try out new things, while helping us achieve our plans as part of a larger family.

‘At the Stowe and Aylesbury Portfolio during the 2019/20 season, 503 volunteers worked in 65 roles, donating 56,476 hours. We simply couldn't achieve what we do without their contribution. Join the team and help us look after your local special place.’

- Fraser Normington, Volunteering and Community Involvement Manager

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.

Getting in touch

If you would like some further information on volunteering at Buckingham Chantry Chapel, or would like to apply to join our team, please contact Chris Drake at Stowe on 01280 817156, or by email at

Or you can take a look online at what roles are currently on offer throughout the region by visiting

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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