Ways to volunteer

There are endless ways to volunteer with us from working with our gardeners to getting dressed up. Here is a snapshot of some of the opportunities we offer...


Volunteering in one of our houses allows you indulge your passion for heritage and provide you with ‘behind-the-scenes’ access to some of our country’s most beautiful places.


 Do you have green fingers? Working with our expert gardeners to help make our gardens look magnificent is rewarding for any horticultural enthusiast.

Coast & Country

 Love nothing more than a muddy pair of boots and lungfuls of fresh air? Sign up for an opportunity carrying out conservation work in the great outdoors.

Working holidays

Fancy volunteering while on holiday? Book onto one of our working holidays - you'll be doing some great work while making lifelong memories.

Supporter Groups

Interested in making the most of the National Trust near you? Join your local supporter group to enjoy special interest talks, visits, holidays and other social and fundraising events or hands-on conservation activities.

Family volunteering

Are you looking to spend some quality time with your family? We have family volunteering opportunities, where you can get involved with a whole variety of activities.

Get your family involved

Duke of Edinburgh

 From volunteering to expeditions, we offer plenty of ways to help you complete your bronze, silver or gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.


Internships are a great way of trying out different roles, and taking the chance to work with, and learn from, our experts. We run internships across the country, working on a diverse range of projects.

Work experience

We offer fun, challenging, unusual and interesting work experience opportunities at some of our places. They can be a great opportunity for you to learn about the world of work.

At work

Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) is for business and public sector employers wishing to make a difference either as individuals or in teams. For more details, contact your local place.


Governance volunteers contribute to how we are governed and run. Changing the way people see us and attract more people to get involved with our work by encouraging new thinking and bringing new opinions and approaches.

Got something else?

Do you have skills or interests that aren't covered here? Would you like to help us with our valuable work? We would love to hear from you. Get in touch with your local place, to discuss local opportunities.