Volunteer Management Traineeships

A volunteer shows a young girl wildlife at Lyveden

Imagine being able to tell your future employers you’ve had work experience with one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting the running of one of our special places.

Not only that, you’ve personally managed some of the 60,000 volunteers who give their time to help look after our special places for everyone to enjoy. Exciting, isn’t it? And it’s exactly what we've offered 16 individuals who've been recruited as our first ever Volunteer Management Trainees. 

About the Traineeships 

The Volunteer Management Traineeships are grant-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Skills for the Future programme. The trainees each have a paid job for 18 months, full training and the opportunity to earn an ILM Level 3 Certificate in Volunteer Management (equivalent to 1 A-level). It will be time well spent and a great way to open the doors to a rewarding career in the heritage and charity sector.
All of the trainees are working with experienced staff members at their properties to gain experience in organising, supporting and managing our volunteers. This includes lots of different things, such as: 
  • Thinking up exciting ways to get more people volunteering
  • Helping with volunteer administration
  • Developing training sessions for volunteers
  • Supporting new volunteers
  • Reviewing volunteer surveys to look for improvements 
Our trainees will play an integral part in the ongoing development of volunteering within the National Trust while also gaining exciting experience to take forward to a potential career in the heritage sector. For up to date news on the Traineeships, please visit our Facebook page.You can also follow us on Twitter and on our blog.

For more information about the Volunteer Management Traineeship project please contact the Project Manager, Janet Jephcott at janet.jephcott@nationaltrust.org.uk