Essex and Suffolk National Trust Volunteers

A member of Essex and Suffolk National Trust Volunteers on task at Orford Ness

We are a volunteer group affiliated to the National Trust, who help maintain properties in Essex and Suffolk. Our region extends from Dunwich Heath in the north, to Danbury Commons in the south, and Ickworth in the west. We can trace our roots back to 1983, and have held several guises over the years, becoming Essex & Suffolk National Trust Volunteers in March 2021.

What we do

We meet for a task on Sundays once a fortnight and transport can usually be arranged. Tasks are mostly outdoors, working in woodland, farmland and gardens across a number of countryside sites. Tools are provided and instruction on how to use them safely is given. In addition to the experience you will gain, rangers can provide valuable insight into careers in conservation.

We also aim to offer one Working Weekend each year, along with social events and other ways to participate with the National Trust.
  • You do not have to be a National Trust member to volunteer with us
  • There is no commitment to come out on every task
  • You don’t need to have any particular skills or knowledge, and our work parties usually include a range of tasks
The tasks we support are generally outdoors and include tree planting, coppicing, scrub clearance and fence building. We also have special tasks such as boardwalk construction on Orford Ness or pulling Reed Mace at Flatford Mill. Volunteering with us is rewarding, and the group is very friendly and sociable. There is a tea break and lunch break during the day, with hot drinks, biscuits and cake. You do not have to be fit, just enthusiastic!
 

Find out more

For further details, get in touch...

Website: www.esntv.co.uk
Facebook: esntv
Email: info@esntv.co.uk 
Tel: 01473 617 470
 

A member of Essex and Suffolk National Trust Volunteers on task at Ickworth
A member of Essex and Suffolk National Trust Volunteers on task at Ickworth
A member of Essex and Suffolk National Trust Volunteers on task at Ickworth