Organisation NameWaddesdon Manor, National Trust
About the Organisation
Waddesdon is a popular National Trust property visited each year by over 300 000 people. It is a French style château built in the 1870s, now housing a fabulous collection of paintings and objects of major historical importance. Surrounding the chateau are the most breathtaking gardens, both formal and wild, with views across the Aylesbury Vale.
Contact NameHelen Franklin
Office Location and Full Address
Approximate number of employees at your company300
Job TitleVolunteer House Host
Full training and materials will be provided
We are looking for some friendly volunteers to join us in the role of House Host at Waddesdon volunteering on a weekend. This is an important role within Waddesdon as you will be part of the vital group of volunteers based along the route inside the House, ensuring visitors receive a warm welcome whilst keeping an eye on the collection. You will engage with visitors, answering their questions and helping them to enjoy their visit. Full training and materials will be provided for you and you will become part of an enthusiastic and friendly team. You will gain important communication and team working skills and this is a great way to improve your confidence in dealing with people.
Future Prospects/Career Interests
Applicants would benefit from having an interest in history and enjoying interacting with people.