Volunteering in the East of England

Garden volunteers working in the Walled Garden at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Making new friends, working in amazing places, and knowing that you're helping a great cause - just three great reasons to volunteer with the National Trust in the East of England.

Volunteering in the current situation

Volunteers have always been at the heart of the work of the National Trust in caring for nature, beauty and history and we are really grateful for your interest in volunteering with us. The impact of the coronavirus outbreak means that we're concentrating on re-opening safely for staff, volunteers and visitors. When we're ready to involve new volunteers, we'll promote volunteering opportunities here on our website.

Volunteer in Bedfordshire

Volunteer at Dunstable Downs

Volunteer with a view at Dunstable Downs - with our festivals, guided walks and kite flying, if you love the outdoors, come along and meet the team. 

Volunteering opportunities at Dunstable Downs

Volunteer in Cambridgeshire

Volunteer at Anglesey Abbey

We have lots of ways you can help us look after Anglesey Abbey and it's beautiful gardens. Whether your interest lies inside or out, check out some of the opportunities available.

Volunteering opportunities at Anglesey Abbey

Volunteer at Houghton Mill

Ever fancied volunteering at a working mill? Now you can at Houghton, where the traditions of milling is kept alive by our volunteer team.

Volunteering opportunities at Houghton Mill

Volunteer at Wicken Fen

Join the team at the Trust's first ever nature reserve - what better opportunity to spend your days surrounded by incredible wildlife and end them with a stunning view of a fen sunset. 

Volunteering opportunities at Wicken Fen 

Volunteer at Wimpole 

The team at Wimpole are gearing up for another busy year. We're looking for visitor welcome volunteers, garden guides, plant sales volunteers and even tractor ride conductors! 

Volunteering opportunities at Wimpole

Volunteers re-potting geranium seedlings in the nursery at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
Volunteers re-potting geranium seedlings in the nursery at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
Volunteers re-potting geranium seedlings in the nursery at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
Volunteer in Norfolk

Volunteer at Blickling Estate

Volunteering at the National Trust is a rewarding experience where you'll be helping to conserve the nation's most beautiful places - and Blickling certainly is special. 

Volunteering opportunities at Blickling

Volunteer at Horsey Windpump

Horsey Windpump recently re-opened following major restoration work, to bring it back to its former glory and we’re seeking volunteers to help us bring our project to life. 

Contact the Horsey team

Volunteer at Felbrigg Hall

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Felbrigg. Without them we couldn't fulfill our conservation work and visitors would miss their valuable contibution in bringing places like this to life.

Volunteering opportunities at Felbrigg

Volunteer on the Norfolk Coast

Choose from helping to deliver our children's activities or apply for one of our six month volunteer placements at Brancaster Activity Centre on the beautiful Norfolk coast. 

Volunteering opportunities on the Norfolk Coast

Volunteer at Oxburgh Hall

With a major roof restoration now underway at Oxburgh Hall, it's a really exciting to volunteer at this hidden gem in Norfolk and there are lots of new opportunities to get involved.

Volunteering opportunities at Oxburgh Hall

Volunteer at Sheringham Park

Help us care for a landscape that its designer, Humphry Repton, described as having more natural beauty than any place he had ever seen.  

Volunteering opportunities at Sheringham Park

Cliff enjoys sharing Oxburgh's stories with visitors
Volunteer chatting to visitors at Oxburgh Hall
Cliff enjoys sharing Oxburgh's stories with visitors
Volunteer in Essex and Suffolk

Volunteer at Paycocke's or Grange Barn

Are you looking for somewhere to volunteer in Essex, why not join our team that help look after Paycocke's House and Garden or Grange Barn in Coggeshall? 

Volunteering opportunities in Coggeshall

Volunteer with Essex & Suffolk National Trust Volunteers

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 meet for tasks on Sundays once a fortnight. Our work is also varied - mostly outdoors at local National Trust sites including woodland, farmland and gardens. We are an active and diverse group, always keen to welcome new volunteers.

Join Essex & Suffolk National Trust Volunteers

Volunteer at Ickworth

We've volunteers from all sorts of backgrounds helping us look after Ickworth. Whatever you'd like to achieve and be it a one-off or a longer term commitment for yourself, we'd love you to be part of it.

Volunteering opportunities at Ickworth

Volunteer at Lavenham Guildhall

Situated in the picture postcard village of Lavenham, the Guildhall is very much at the heart of this Suffolk community. 

Volunteering opportunities at Lavenham Guildhall

Volunteer at Melford Hall

Sometimes volunteering can take you by surprise. Our research volunteers went all the way to the National Archives at Kew, chasing an elusive story about our past.

Volunteering opportunities at Melford

Volunteer at Orford Ness

We hope you have your sea legs, as you'll have to catch the boat to volunteer at Orford Ness. But what a place to volunteer, perfect for those with an interest in history or nature.

Volunteering opportunities at Orford Ness

Volunteer at Sutton Hoo

Become part of our friendly volunteer team at Sutton Hoo, where we recently transformed the experience for visitors. From a tour guide to a member of the outdoors team, we've a role for you.

Volunteering opportunities at Sutton Hoo