The social side of volunteering
Volunteering with us is not just about giving back and learning more about Stowe's history, it is also about meeting new people and making new friends.
Our monthly volunteer Coffee Mornings are held on the second Friday of the month at 9.15am at the House. These informal social gatherings give you a chance to meet with the rest of the team, have a coffee and a chat, and hear about what is going on at Stowe. Each month we have a speaker who will give a talk about a different subject, sometimes this is an outside speaker, a volunteer or a member of the staff team.
Twice a year we organise a Volunteer Trip to a historic property. This gives us an opportunity to learn something new about local country houses and have a nice day out together.
Towards the end of the summer season we have an End of Season Party for our volunteer team. This usually takes the form of an evening picnic or BBQ and allows the staff to thank the team for their hard work.
In the middle of December we hold a volunteer Christmas Dinner. This is a lovely social event giving everyone ample opportunity to catch up before the Christmas break. We also invite along our colleagues from the National Trust, so this gives the team a chance to meet new people and find out how the year has gone for both teams. This is another chance for the staff team to thank the House volunteers and celebrate the achievements of the last year.