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...

Garden guide/gardener

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

Chatting about the history of the walled garden, who's involved with it, what we're growing and why.

A knowledge and interest in gardening would be helpful.

Education assistant

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

Assist the ranger with the planning and running of educational events.

Events assistant

We take part in lots of local shows © National Trust staff

Help to develop a wide range of inspirational and educational events at Parke.  As a volunteer, you will help to organise, set up and run the events alongside the ranger.

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 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.