Join in

You could volunteer

People volunteer for many reasons

  • to improve their skills
  • to meet people
  • to be part of a team

and more.

If you like to be outdoors, then Parke's the place for you. Get in touch or call 01626 834748.

Our current vacancies are...


We could to with a guide that walks and talks .. © National Trust staff

If you'd like to get down and dirty in a historical walled garden, then why not join our team?  A knowledge and interest in gardening would be valuable.  There's always something to do in the garden from planting, to weeding, to chatting to visitors about the ethos of the garden.

Education assistant

Family on a bug hunt, learning about insects and wildlife © David Levenson

Enjoy working with children? Why not help our rangers with the planning and running of educational events.


Volunteers hard at work © National Trust staff

If you have a passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors and have time to give, you might want to think about joining our volunteer ranger team. No practical experience necessary - you could be hedge laying, clearing paths, fixing fence lines and much more.

You could join an association

If you enjoy spending time with like-minded people and are already a member, this might be for you.

Bring your group

  • We can offer specific activities, such as pond dipping, on request
  • We can give you a guided tour
  • We can provide conservation activities for any age group
  • Or we can come to you and give a talk about Parke and what we do.

You could come and learn with us

We work with local schools providing a range of activities that fit in with the curriculum.

Contact us and discuss what educational activities could be planned for a day with your class.

Come here for your work experience

Work placement learning the art of fencing © National Trust staff

Whether through school or for your Duke of Edinburgh award, come and experience life as a ranger.

Have your graduate placement here

Graduate placement learning how to prune apple trees © National Trust staff

This is a full time volunteering position for college graduates wishing to gain practical experience in countryside conservation.

Try a working holiday

Get active with us © Amie Angell

If you feel like a holiday with a difference, have a go at one of our National Trust active holidays.

You could become a member

Visit our places.

or go to Widecombe to visit the Church House and our shop in Sexton's Cottage.

Let us know what you think

Any suggestions?

If you've any suggestions or comments please let us know - we'd like to hear from you.