Volunteering at West Wycombe Park
Volunteer in amazing surroundings, make new friends and know that you’re helping an important conservation cause – three great reasons to join us here at West Wycombe Park. Find out more about the many ways to get involved, whether you have a few hours to spare or want to volunteer on a regular basis.
What do volunteers do?
Whether you want to volunteer a few hours a week or on a monthly basis, there are many ways you can contribute at this historic place.
Here are a few of the volunteer roles available at West Wycombe Park:
If you love history as much as we do, you’ll know how exciting it is to share your passion with others.
Tour guides use their knowledge, storytelling skills and love of the past to bring the story of the Dashwood family and home to life. Share with visitors the lavish décor, hellfire scandal and amusing anecdotes to help provide an entertaining and memorable tour.
As a room guide you’ll be helping to bring West Wycombe Park to life through the conversations you have with visitors, telling authentic stories about the house, its history and collections, and providing a warm and friendly experience for everyone.
Visitor welcome volunteer
If you enjoy meeting and greeting people then this is the role for you.
As a visitor welcome volunteer, you will work as part of a friendly team to greet visitors at the main entrance to the site and help them make the most of their day out.
You’ll provide an informative and cheerful welcome, find out what visitors want and need, help with orientation and get them started on their journey.
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 get involved
Our fantastic team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers are at the heart of what we do at West Wycombe Park, whether it’s providing a warm welcome at reception or sharing the history of the mansion with our visitors.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
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.
Find out about recent projects to preserve the landscape gardens of the West Wycombe estate, the village’s historic buildings and the rare habitats on the hill.
Learn about this historic village, the aristocratic owners of the manor house and the legacy of Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the notorious Hellfire Club.
Explore these 18th-century landscape gardens, home to numerous classically inspired ornamental temples, statues and water features, each with a story to tell.
Explore eight opulently decorated rooms complete with painted ceilings, marble walls and ornate fireplaces, family heirlooms, portraits and hand-crafted furniture.