Volunteer opportunities at Pitstone Windmill
We need volunteers to tell the story of this ancient landmark and the part it has played in its rural community – from how the mill worked to the history of the people who worked there. Find out what’s involved in being a volunteer at Pitstone Windmill and how you can apply to join the team.
Ways to volunteer at Pitstone Windmill
Are you friendly and approachable and happy to talk to people of all ages and backgrounds? If so we’d love you to join the volunteering team at Pitstone Windmill.
As a volunteer you’ll play an essential role in helping us to keep this special place running smoothly. Tasks include:
- Supporting the Membership and Visitor Welcome Assistant to open and close the Windmill.
- Welcoming visitors, taking and recording admission payments and checking and recording National Trust members.
- Providing visitors with information about the Windmill.
- Chatting to visitors to make sure they have an enjoyable visit.
- Getting to know our Health and Safety and evacuation procedures to actively manage the number of visitors per floor.
- Promoting our Windmill book and National Trust membership.
We’ll give you a full induction and training to help you to get to know Pitstone Windmill and the rest of the Ashridge Estate, and on how you can help and how you will work with the rest of the team. We’ll also cover agreed costs of your travel between home and Pitstone Windmill.
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.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
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These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
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