Join the Wimpole team
We rely on volunteers to help us open the estate to visitors and to conserve it for everyone to enjoy.
Volunteer at Wimpole
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.
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
House Experience Volunteer
You will play a key role in the daily experience in the house. To help everyone make the most of the role we are looking for people who can make a regular commitment and particularly at weekends, which is when we see the most visitors. Our volunteers are inclusive and welcoming and help connect and inspire people. You’ll want to learn more about Wimpole’s stories, both of our conservation work and of the history of the people and the place, and you’ll get to know what to share and when to help visitors get the most out of their day in the way they want to enjoy it.
We are looking for volunteers who work in our profitable second-hand Bookshop. Based in the busy Stables area, near the shop and café, you will work independently but you will never feel lonely. No retail experience is required as full training will be given -you just need to be interested in books and enjoy working with the public. There are also opportunities to be creative e.g. suggesting ideas for seasonal displays, and to help with the pricing and sorting of books.
Vintage Book Volunteer
We are looking for someone with experience of selling vintage books, to help us make sure we get a fair price for the books in our second-hand bookshop that fall into that category.
This role would suit people who enjoy greeting and chatting to the public, being outdoors and learning about the work that the farm does. Your days with us may include a wide variety of things, from talking about the historic farmyard, to explaining how and why the sheep need shearing, helping with presentation around the farmyard, checking bins and hand towels, pointing visitors in the right direction as they make their way around the farm, feeding the rabbits, grooming the donkeys and helping the farm team to ensure that the farm runs smoothly during our opening hours. We are mainly looking for extra help during weekdays at the moment
This role is about supporting staff to help keep Wimpole looking clean and tidy. As with all volunteering roles at Wimpole, you will often find yourself chatting to visitors and answering basic questions. It is a great way to get to know the whole of this busy estate, as your role will be a roaming one, covering all locations.
Our Facilities team are looking for volunteers to help with the restoration of our Grade II-listed Walled Garden. Specialist training will be provided.
To view our current volunteer opportunities at Wimpole please visit the volunteering opportunities web page or for more information on our available roles, send us an email. Please note, we cannot accept volunteer applications from under 16's.
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's Club
Many of our volunteers are part of the Wimpole Volunteer club which runs talks, outings and social events. Recent talks included 'Exploring Scott', 'Cambridge', and ‘Treasure Island in the Fens'. Outings have included Blenheim Palace and Sandringham.