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Join in at Castle Ward

Founded in 1895 the National Trust is Europe's largest conservation charity. Join us as an an invaluable member of our team.

Discover your untapped abilities, open your mind to new experiences and share your skills and expertise in our many varied departments.

For further details on the roles below or to register your interest contact Kim McMonagle on 028 4488 1025.


Enjoy supporting our team of rangers in their day to day conservation work in the sunken garden, 34km of trails and 820 acres estate.

Visitor experience

Assist our teams delivering key services to our visitors in a range of locations including the gift shop, tea room, the Barn and second-hand bookshop.


Share our story to visiting schools. Provide inspiration in your role as a Victorian maid, World War II character, or an Eco warrior.

Mansion house

Tell interesting stories about the Ward family and immerse yourself in the amazing history of Castle Ward mansion.

Youth ranger

Encouraging 13 - 17 year olds to get involved in all areas of the environment. From counting seals and birds to welcoming visitors on site.


Gain valuable experience in large and small events! Help behind the scenes, on the front line, or in promotion. It's a lot of fun too.

Working holidays at the National Trust

Do you fancy an interesting, sociable and relaxing holiday this year? Are you team-spirited and don't mind getting your hands dirty? If so a working holiday is the thing for you.

Groups can stay in our Bunkhouse

Looking to take your group away for the weekend? Spend it at Castle Ward Bunkhouse, working together as a team and exploring the outdoors on this 820 acre demesne.

Contact us now & get started

Our Volunteer Coordinator Kim will help you find the perfect role at Castle Ward. Whether an individual or group, get in contact now and take the first step on your journey with the National Trust. Telephone 028 4488 1204.