Volunteering for the National Trust in Somerset
We are always looking for volunteers to join our teams across Somerset. Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, from caring for the countryside, assisting with admin or welcoming visitors to properties, there is something for everyone. We currently have new and interesting roles coming up at some of our sites from Holnicote Estate on Exmoor, Fyne Court on the Quantocks to our iconic Glastonbury Tor and Wellington Monument.
Fyne Court is a hidden gem on the heart of the Quantock Hills. The estate was home to the Crosse family for over 300 years but is now a haven for wildlife. We are looking for friendly volunteers to welcome visitors to this beautiful property.
Wellington Monument is a striking landmark on the edge of the Blackdown Hills. The three-sided obelisk is the tallest in the world and was built as a memorial to the Duke of Wellington’s victory over Waterloo. We currently have a volunteer role to support the Wellington Monument appeal helping to restore the monument to its former glory.
We care for a range of countryside in Mid Somerset from the amazing Cheddar Gorge to the mysterious Glastonbury Tor and sites on the Mendip Hills. We also look after parts of the coast at Brean Down and Sand Point. Currently, we are looking for ranger volunteers to help with these areas.
Holnicote Estate is 12,500 acres of Exmoor National Park. The estate was donated to the National Trust by Sir Richard Acland in 1944. Holnicote has a contrasting landscape with everything from rugged moorland and shingle beaches to ancient woodland and charming thatched villages. Holnicote is a fantastic place to volunteer. Our Holnicote rangers are looking for people to help with wildlife monitoring and caring for our woodlands.
Riverlands project on the Holnicote Estate
The Holnicote Estate is involved in an exciting Riverlands project. The aim of the project is to create rivers and catchments that are clean, healthy and rich in wildlife. We want the project to inspire people to connect with rivers, nature and wildlife, increasing the relevance of rivers in their lives. Our Riverlands team are looking for volunteers to help in community engagement and photography.
Top of the Gorge festival
Welcoming campers and day visitors alike, Top of the Gorge festival is a weekend-long carnival of outdoor adventure, entertainment, inspiration and fantastic local food and drink. The festival takes place on a local farm which has the spectacular position, sitting at the top of Cheddar Gorge.