Join in

Catch the sunset at Birling Gap from the beach © Vivienne Blakey

Catch the sunset at Birling Gap from the beach

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters is a well-used and much-loved site by locals and visitors alike. It is an area rich in cultural and social history with amazing views and wonderful wildlife.

If you are interested in helping to look after this beautiful and iconic site, please look at the volunteer opportunities below and contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 for more details.

Countryside and conservation

Volunteers burning scrub on Crowlink © Alexandra Bosly/National Trust

Volunteers burning scrub on Crowlink

From coppicing hazel in Ashcombe Bottom to fencing work at Frog Firle Farm, there’s always something to do on a countryside site. If you have a few hours to spare each month and enjoy working outside then why not join us as an outdoor volunteer? Please contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 or email for more details.

Education

Pond dipping at Cuckmere Valley © Alexandra Bosly/National Trust

Pond dipping at Cuckmere Valley

Children come to learn about all sorts of things, from landscape, geology, geography and the science of the natural world. This really means they get to run around looking in ponds, ditches and rock pools, having fun and learning to love nature. To find out how you could help on these fun-filled days please contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 or email for more details.

Garden

The beautiful new shingle and cliff top garden at Birling Gap © Adrian Harrison/ National Trust

The beautiful new shingle and cliff top garden at Birling Gap

There is now a beautiful new garden at Birling Gap. It shows some of the different habitats that can be found locally, including vegetated shingle, maritime grassland and chalk heath. It requires a lot of upkeep, so if you would like to help out please contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 or email for more details.

Research assistant

Busy research assistants hard at work © National Trust/Lucy More

Busy research assistants hard at work

With a new information centre in development, there is plenty of opportunity for research at Birling Gap. But there’s more to it than that – we are always looking to unearth new and exciting tales about this coastal gem. If you would like to help us find out more about this unique place, please contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 or email for more details.

Retail

Vounteers enjoying their day helping visitors in a well-stocked shop. © National Trust

Vounteers enjoying their day helping visitors in a well-stocked shop.

The new shop at Birling Gap is stocked to the brim with local goods and specialities, and is a great place to browse for gifts or to find a souvenir. If you are interested in chatting with our visitors, helping them find that special item and ensuring that the shop continues to look amazing, then please contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 or email for more details.

Long-term volunteer ranger

Volunteers at Crowlink © Alexandra Bosly/National Trust

Volunteers at Crowlink

If you are looking for a career in countryside and conservation, why not join us as a long-term volunteer? We offer you the opportunity to work across some beautiful downland and coastal sites and learn new skills every day. We help you gain invaluable experience with an enthusiastic and professional team. If you are interested please contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 or email for more details.

Visitor information

Birling Gap beach on a summer's day © Alexandra Bosly/National Trust

Birling Gap beach on a summer's day

Do you love chatting to people and sharing your love of the countryside? If so why not join the information team, welcoming visitors, answering questions and helping them enjoy this beautiful coastal spot. If you are interested then please contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 or email for more details.

Administration and office support

At work in the office © National Trust

At work in the office

We are looking for someone to help support us in the administration needed to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you like providing a friendly welcome, responding to inquiries and providing general information then why not join the team?  Please contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 or email for more details.

Events

Children enjoying a family fun costumed event © H Trebble

Children enjoying a family fun costumed event

There is always something going on at Birling Gap. Whether it’s family fun activities, guided walks or special promotions in the café, it’s about offering something fun and memorable for visitors. If you would like to join the team in planning and delivering these events then please contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 or email us.

Membership and recruiting

Why not help us recruit new members © A la Ronde Staff

Why not help us recruit new members

Membership is extremely important in funding the vital work of the National Trust. As a volunteer membership recruiter you will provide a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors and answer questions about the property and the wider Trust. If you are interested in joining the team then please contact the Property Office on 01323 423197 or email for more details..

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