Why not apply to volunteer one or more days a week, as part of our friendly team of volunteers? Although these are volunteer positions, a formal selection process is in place. If there are no vacancies at the time you apply, your application will be kept on a waiting list.

Visitor welcome volunteers

We are now receiving new applications for our visitor welcome volunteers. When we are at full capacity, we operate a waiting list system.

You will work within a small team of enthusiastic, friendly volunteers, alongside the visitor welcome team. You will be key to our customer experience, assisting the visitor welcome team to maintain our well known warm welcome and exceptional customer service.

This is an outdoor, visitor-facing role that is ideal for individuals who enjoy working within a team, are reliable, resilient and like to be kept busy. Within your role, you will be responsible for driving access buggies, delivering outstanding customer service and engaging with visitors to provide information about the house and garden.

Applicants for these volunteer posts should be flexible and enjoy communicating and interacting with the public. Candidates speaking a second language would be at a distinct advantage.

Alongside the chance to develop new skills, make new friends and gain experience for your CV, Chatsworth volunteers are also entitled to an estate pass and reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.

Please download a pre-printed application form to apply. Please return the completed form to us by email.

For further information or for a pre-printed application form, please email us or call us on 01246 565 300 and ask for a visitor welcome supervisor.

Horticultural volunteers

Please note that we are at full capacity for horticultural volunteers at present, and are operating a waiting list.

Opportunities are available for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our friendly team of skilled horticulturalists and volunteers in the gardens here at Chatsworth.

These positions are offered between Monday and Friday and are predominately outdoor roles suitable for individuals with a keen interest in horticulture who are both reliable, and appreciative of historical gardens and landscapes.

Our horticultural volunteers work alongside the garden team, supporting them in maintaining and developing the gardens to an exceptionally high standard. A wide range of horticultural tasks will be experienced from work done in our greenhouses, nursery or extensive pleasure grounds, which contain borders lawns and woodland.

Being able to fit in with and work as part of an established team is key to this role. We are looking for flexible individuals who value Chatsworth’s heritage and enjoy communicating and interacting with other people. Ideally, you should be able to commit to a minimum of half a day per week throughout the open season.

In return, there is the chance to develop new skills, make new friends and gain practical experience for your CV. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and, after a probationary period as a volunteer, you will be issued with an estate pass, which entitles you to a wide range of exclusive additional benefits.

Send your completed application form by email or post it to:

The Estate Office
Derbyshire DE45 1PJ

For further information or for a pre-printed application form, please email us or call us on 01246 565 300 and ask for the gardens office.

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