Making new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering

Formby beach clean
Formby beach clean volunteers
Volunteers clearing leaves at Basildon Park, Berkshire
Volunteers clearing leaves at Basildon Park, Berkshire National Trust Images/John Millar

Be part of an incredible team 

It's the skills, time and passion of our volunteers that make our places special. Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, connect with the public or get up close and personal with our houses, we have something exciting happening near you.

'Why I volunteer' stories


There's so much to do...

Watch our video and hear from different volunteers about their experiences at the special places they help us maintain. There are so many ways you can volunteer with us and we have jobs for all ages and even whole families.

Ways to volunteer

" 'In 1987 I volunteered at Erddig to keep me active in retirement and have been repaid a hundredfold. I intend to repay Erddig by spending my centenary in January 2018 still serving it."
- Joan Capel, bookshop volunteer

Try it out first

Find a volunteer role

Whatever you're looking for, we have many opportunities to choose from at places near you