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Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do at Wimpole, a busy working estate with its own farm and a Georgian manor house surrounded by historic landscaped parkland and beautiful gardens.

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Wimpole Ambassador

Wimpole Ambassador

Organisation role · 3–5 hrs/Week · Starting from 1 Apr 2024
Arrington, Royston SG8 0BW, UK
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Part of our Welcome Team, you will be mobile, roving between key areas of estate, helping visitors get the best out of their day.

Detailed description

We strive to ensure all supporters have an exceptional day when visiting Wimpole Estate, you’ll help visitors get the best out of their day and share the meaning of growing support providing a fantastic environment for all!  



By getting involved, you could… 

  • Join a large and enthusiastic community passionate about caring for Wimpole.
  • Volunteer in a beautiful and inspiring location
  • Learn new skills and the history of our estate.
  • Enhance supporters’ day’s out and make a little difference to people’s days.
  • Spend you days walking around the Wimpole Estate and enhancing visitors days!



You’d also be joining Europe’s largest conservation charity and the wider National Trust team proudly looking after 780 miles of coastline, over 250,000 hectares of land, over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments, gardens, parks and nature reserves (including lighthouses, villages, pubs and a gold mine!). We are a unique charity welcoming millions of people each year and with a vision to open up places for the benefit of everyone, for ever. 



What’s involved?

  • Hosting exceptional conversations with visitors, ensuring they are set up for their day at Wimpole.
  • Sharing information about a supporters visit, answering questions and offering tailored advice for how visitors should spend their day.
  • Discussing the importance about growing support and why it’s vital for Wimpole and the National Trust.
  • Ensuring visitors are up to date with current events, and activities taking place around the Estate.
  • Gathering feedback from visitors in order to improve our offer and to understand more about the visitor journey.
  • Have an understanding of health and safety procedures across the Estate.
  • Being mobile around the estate and engaging with visitors throughout their visit with us.


We want all our volunteers to feel welcome and to have an equally positive experience when volunteering with us.  So, volunteers will:


  • Be provided with the necessary induction, training, equipment, and reasonable adjustments to do this role well and safely.
  • Be offered expenses to cover agreed travel costs between home and place of volunteering.
  • Have remote access to support, news and rotas via our volunteer website.

This role will suit you if you are …

  • Engaging with people and want to learn more about our visitors and supporters. 
  • A warm and friendly person who can work well among a team and individually.
  • Looking for new experiences
  • Happy to spend lots of time outside, walking around our beautiful estate!
  • Wanting to utilise your communication skills or develop them further.
  • Cheerful - even on our busier days!


All National Trust volunteers will be asked to 

  • Respect and uphold the National Trust values whilst volunteering with us

·     Complete training required of all NT volunteers and any role specific training

·     Adhere to relevant policies and processes including safeguarding, health and safety, and equality and diversity


What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

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Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do at Wimpole, a busy working estate with its own farm and a Georgian manor house surrounded by historic landscaped parkland and beautiful gardens.