Volunteering on the Bath Skyline

 A ranger volunteer installing a bench on the Bath Skyline

Our volunteers mean a lot to us, and they bring a huge variety of skills to their roles. Without them we really couldn't carry out crucial conservation work, complete projects, or deliver events.

Volunteering on the Bath Skyline is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, have fun and play your part in helping to safeguard the countryside within the World Heritage Site of Bath.

From helping with conservation tasks and walking the Skyline chatting to visitors, to helping to prepare and deliver family events, there are a range of roles to suit all interests.

  • Conservation volunteers work one day per week and carry out all sorts of tasks around the Skyline. They might be hedge laying or clearing scrub in the winter, keeping paths clear and building steps in the summer, repairing fences, or even collecting wild flower seed to improve habitats.
  • One of the conservation groups just work one Sunday per month - perfect if you would like to fit some volunteering around a midweek job.
  • Dry stone walling volunteers meet twice a week to work on projects around the Skyline. They work to repair and restore our historic dry stone walls.
  • Skyline patrol rangers walk the Skyline to chat to walkers, give out leaflets, check gates and other infrastructure, put up posters and pick up litter. They work on a rota basis, so each member of the team completes the walk once or twice a month at a time convenient for them.
  • Archaeological monitoring volunteers visit the archaeological features on the Skyline and record their condition. This helps us to monitor any decline, and work out where to focus our efforts in terms of clearing vegetation or carrying out repairs.
  • Guided walk leaders and backmarkers run our city to countryside walks, and assist with ranger-led walks.
  • Events volunteers help with the planning, preparation and delivery of family events, mainly our Wild Wednesdays. They are happy outside in all weathers, and enjoy engaging with children of all ages in the countryside.
  • Marketing volunteers assist with social media posts, take photos, plan website content and events listings and enjoy telling others about the top spots on the Bath Skyline and at Prior Park.

If you're interested in finding out about current opportunities, please visit the National Trust's volunteering website

Looking for something a little less frequent?

The Bath National Trust Volunteers group meet on the first Sunday of every month but there is no obligation to attend every month – just join in when you can. They visit lots of different local National Trust places, and the task changes every time - from garden work and coppicing, to painting and step building.

Click on the link below to find out more about the group, or follow them on Twitter @Bathntv