Get stuck in for Volunteers' Week

We’re lucky enough to have over 60,000 fantastic volunteers, who lend their time and provide vital support for the work we do. From costumed interpreters to wildlife surveyors and room guides to beekeepers, this Volunteers' Week (1–7 June 2019) we’re celebrating every single person who helps us to care for hundreds of special places all across the country.

If you’ve ever been tempted to try volunteering for yourself, then this week could also be the perfect opportunity for you to have a go. We’re offering several ‘taster days’ throughout the week, so you can help to improve habitat diversity with a bit of ‘bracken bashing’, enjoy the fresh sea air with your family on a beach clean, or help to conserve the Trust’s historic collections.

Whether it’s those woods you played in as a child, the coastline where you walk every weekend, or the sprawling parkland you explore with your kids, there’s always something you can do to help protect these places for the future. What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends, and enjoy some of the country’s most beautiful surroundings.

It’s the skills, time and passion of volunteers that make National Trust places special, and help to keep them open for ever, for everyone. Why not try it for yourself?

Volunteers helping to create steps in the woodland at Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire

Volunteering events near you 

Want to try out volunteering to see what it's like? Drop in to one of our volunteer open days or trial activities at a place near you.

Hear from our volunteers

Dapdune Belle on the river Wey

Eric Glendenning: being on the water keeps the mind active 

Eric Glendenning may be 83 but he’s not showing any signs of slowing down. He spends a lot of his free time taking people up and down the River Wey in one of our most unusual volunteer roles. Discover why Eric loves life on the water.

Young volunteers talking to a visitor

Meet more volunteers 

Get to know the volunteers that give up their time to care for our places in this round-up of our volunteer articles and profiles.