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Volunteer opportunities at Claydon

Visitors at Claydon, Buckinghamshire, speaking to a volunteer
Discover something new at Claydon | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

The dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers are the lifeblood of Claydon, all playing their part in caring for this idyllic 18th-century family home and helping to tell its stories. Find out more about how you can join the team or support our work in different ways.

Join our team

Whether you are looking to meet new people, learn a new skill, enhance your CV or simply just give something back, we have lots of opportunities available.

You could get involved with meeting visitors, events, conservation, assisting in the activities for children and so much more. Our volunteers have come from all backgrounds and ages, so you don’t have to worry about qualifications or experience.

Ways to volunteer at Claydon

Claydon relies on the kind people who offer their time in any way they can to look after this historic estate and bring it to life for our visitors. Here's a sample of the various roles volunteers are currently enjoying:

  • Visitor welcome volunteer
  • Conservation volunteer
  • Bookshop volunteer
  • Room guide volunteer

If any of the above sounds like you, please get in touch and share your skills.

‘At the end of a day sometimes I’m tired, sometimes exhilarated, but I just really enjoy it. It’s the relationship with the visitors that’s really my greatest satisfaction. It gives me an opportunity to meet people from many different backgrounds and walks of life, find out about their passions and interests and maybe help them to develop that. It’s something I’ll continue doing for as long as I’m able to.’

- Frank, volunteer room guide

Visitors using mirrors to see a reflected view in the staircase at Claydon, Buckinghamshire, with a volunteer telling them what they can see.
Help our visitors see Claydon differently | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Other ways to get involved

As well as regular volunteering there are also opportunities to get involved through internships, work experience and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Email to find out more.

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.

Join a local Supporters group

If you are interested in making the most of the National Trust near you then you can join your local supporter group. They are great places to enjoy special interest talks, local walks, coach outings and other social and fundraising events, while also supporting the work of the National Trust in your area.

The local groups to Claydon are in Aylesbury, Amersham, Milton Keynes and Oxford.

Visit the regional Supporter group page to find out more about the work of Supporter groups in the area and how to join.

Get in touch about Volunteering at Claydon

Interested in finding out more about volunteering at Claydon? Give us a call on 01296 730349 or email the team at to find out more.

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