Join the Wimpole team

Volunteer Gardeners in the glasshouse potting on seedlings

We rely on volunteers to help us open the estate to visitors and to conserve it for everyone to enjoy.


Volunteers help us with welcoming visitors, gardening and wildlife conservation, they also help with guided tours around the garden, hall, park; help with school groups at the farm and some even muck out the pigs.

Try volunteering

At Wimpole we have many varied volunteering opportunities for people of all ages. Volunteering allows you to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Enjoy social events with the Wimpole Volunteer Club which has talks and trips throughout the year
  • Enhance your CV

Current Volunteering opportunities

We are currently recruiting for:

  • House & Collection Volunteers
  • Visitor Welcome Volunteers 
  • Retail Assistants for the Shop (Saturdays or Sundays only)
  • Maintenance Facilities Volunteers (with building maintenance or decorating experience, or good DIY skills)  
  • Food & Beverage volunteers. 

We have waiting lists for all other departments, please note we are unable to accept applications from under 16's for volunteer roles.  For further information and to apply please visit the volunteering opportunities webpage or call 01223 206007


Centres and associations

Interested in making the most of the National Trust near you?
Why not join your local supporter group, Royston and Saffron Walden Association, to enjoy special interest talks, visits, holidays, social and fundraising events?

Cambridge National Trust Volunteers

Thinking about volunteering and want to be part of a group?
Get hands-on through organising conservation days and weekend events with the Cambridge National Trust Volunteer group.

Wimpole Volunteer Club

A club for Wimpole volunteers run by a volunteer committee. Recent talks included 'Exploring Scott', 'Cambridge', and ‘Treasure Island in the Fens'. Outings included Blenheim Palace and Sandringham.