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Wimpole Estate - National Trust

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Like all National Trust places, Wimpole could not operate without volunteers and we have opportunities available across the whole estate on and ongoing basis. We can offer a beatiful working environment, great teamwork, and the chance to learn and develop skills to enhance your CV. 

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  • Community Volunteer Role

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are looking for volunteers to support our work across all parts of this beautiful, bustling, working estate. We currently have opportunities in:

    1. Visitor Welcome: You will provide a warm welcome and help all visitors enjoy their day. You’ll also help us provide a personalised thank you, leaving people with a positive lasting impression.
    2. House Experience Volunteer: Based in Wimpole Hall, you will provide a warm welcome to visitors, answer questions, and help protect the interiors and collections through security and fire evacuation procedures. There will be opportunities to learn more about the history of the house, but this is not a requirement when you start.
    3. Bookshop Volunteers: 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.
    4. Food and Beverage: We are looking for additional volunteers to support with hosting and table clearing. If you are an individual who loves to be outside and delights in engaging with our visitors, we would love to hear from you.
    5. Tree Maintenance Volunteers: The Ranger team are looking for more volunteers to help maintain the trees which were planted during the Green Recovery Project. The work is moderately physical, with a lot of standing and kneeling and mainly involves removing weeds that are competing with young trees for nutrients inside the tree guard.
    6. Visitor Operations Volunteers: Based ‘on the ground’ with Visitor Experience at the forefront of your mind, you will be looking at all aspects of the visitor journey, whether that be ensuring that bins are emptied or standing at a busy junction giving directions and answering questions.

    To enquire about any of these opportunities, or to express an interest please visit our website Join the Wimpole team | National Trust or email wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

  • Community Volunteer Role

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are looking for volunteers to support our work across all parts of this beautiful, bustling, working estate. We currently have opportunities in:

    Visitor Welcome: You will provide a warm welcome and help all visitors enjoy their day. You’ll also help us provide a personalised thank you, leaving people with a positive lasting impression.

    House Experience Volunteer: Based in Wimpole Hall, you will provide a warm welcome to visitors, answer questions, and help protect the interiors and collections through security and fire evacuation procedures. There will be opportunities to learn more about the history of the house, but this is not a requirement when you start.

    Bookshop Volunteers: 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.

    Food and Beverage: We are looking for additional volunteers to support with hosting and table clearing. If you are an individual who loves to be outside and delights in engaging with our visitors, we would love to hear from you.

    Tree Maintenance Volunteers: The Ranger team are looking for more volunteers to help maintain the trees which were planted during the Green Recovery Project. The work is moderately physical, with a lot of standing and kneeling and mainly involves removing weeds that are competing with young trees for nutrients inside the tree guard.

    Visitor Operations Volunteers: Based ‘on the ground’ with Visitor Experience at the forefront of your mind, you will be looking at all aspects of the visitor journey, whether that be ensuring that bins are emptied or standing at a busy junction giving directions and answering questions.

    To enquire about any of these opportunities, or to express an interest please visit our website Join the Wimpole team | National Trust or email wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

    • Your CampusCambridge
  • Ecology Volunteer- Wimpole Estate

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Closing date for applications is 31 Mar.

    The Ranger team at Wimpole are looking for ecology volunteers to help with breeding bird, wintering bird and butterfly surveys. Some previous knowledge or experience is desirable.

    By getting involved you could:

    • Spend time outdoors in a beautiful landscape
    • learn more about Wimpole's rich wildlife
    • gain useful skills to enhance your CV
    • be part of a friendly, dedicated team
    • help us increase our knowledge of what we have and what we need to protect for the future

    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, forever.  

    What’s involved?

    • Good bird identification including bird song is required for breeding bird surveys (April to July)
    • Wintering bird surveys will run from December to March.
    • Good butterfly identification skills will be required for Butterfly survey (May to October)
    • Being part of a team that may need to adapt and change in response to local needs, National Trust priorities or changes to government guidelines e.g.Covid

    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 …

    • Experienced in surveying and able to work with little to no training or supervision.
    • Looking for experience in nature conservation
    • Reasonably fit and healthy – able to walk over varied terrain in all weathers
    • Comfortable reading maps and finding your own way around in the countryside without a staff member.
    • Happy working in a team or independently.
    • Keen to help the National Trust care for our places in the future

    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

     

     

    • Your CampusCambridge, Peterborough
    • InterestsAnimals, Environment
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Critical Thinking
    • Problem-solving
    • Self-Management
    • Social Responsibility
    • Team Work
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