Volunteering is time well spent

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We look after many miles of the surrounding countryside at Alderley Edge with just three full time wardens.

Simply carrying out the basic maintenance tasks would be a real challenge if it wasn’t for the regular turn-out of volunteers who work with us on all aspects of countryside management.

What’s in it for you?

Our volunteers come from varied backgrounds and age groups and join in for many different reasons, but what they all have in common is a desire to put something back into the countryside environment so that everyone can benefit.

With responsibility for so many diverse properties, the National Trust offers volunteers plenty of experiences to choose from and opportunities to develop important skills, whatever the season.

Give it a go:

  • Gain practical skills whilst working on outdoor conservation projects.
  • Enjoy being part of a team, helping with achieveable tasks.
  • Increase your awareness of environmental management.
  • Enjoy the fresh air and our beautiful countryside whilst meeting like-minded people.
  • It's great exercise!

A worthwhile experience

Many of our volunteers go on to gain full-time employment due to the experience they have gained with us. Ex-volunteers have found work with the Environmental Resource Agency (ERA), local tree surgery businesses and David Lewis - while others have gone on to do a National Trust Careership.

It's not all about getting the job done. Over the years our volunteers and staff have also formed strong friendships and we  hold a number of social events through the year.

If you would like any more information or would like us to send you an application form, please email: volunteers.cheshirecountry@nationaltrust.org.uk