Volunteer opportunities at Claydon
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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Each year, volunteers join us in helping bring to life the places in our care. There are plenty of roles that are rewarding. Find out more about the wide variety of roles on offer and how you can start volunteering.
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.
Find out about the work of local National Trust volunteering and supporter groups and how to join a group near you.
Discover sumptuous interiors, explore the grounds, step back in time or go on an adventure – there’s so much to see and do on a visit to Claydon.
See history brought to life at Claydon House: sumptuous craftsmanship in 18th-century interiors, displays of historic costume – and a connection to Florence Nightingale.
Discover many examples of the finest 18th-century craftsmanship at Claydon, including wood and stone carvings, and the house’s connection with Florence Nightingale.