Volunteering in the East of England

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.

Be part of an incredible team

Find a volunteering opportunity near you

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 in Cambridgeshire

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 in Norfolk

Volunteer at Dunstable Downs

Blow away the cobwebs and 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 in Bedfordshire

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 in Cambridgeshire 

Volunteer at Horsey Windpump

Horsey Windpump is about to undergo some exciting restoration work to bring it back to its former glory and we’re seeking volunteers to help us bring our project to life. If you think you can help, we'd love to hear from you. 

Contact the Horsey team

Volunteer at Felbrigg 

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

Volunteering opportunities at Felbrigg in Norfolk

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 in Suffolk

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 in Suffolk

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 in Cambridgeshire 

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 in Suffolk

Volunteer on the Norfolk Coast

Choose from helping to deliver our family activities during the school holidays or applying for one of our six month volunteer placements at Brancaster Activity Centre on the beautiful Norfolk coast. 

Volunteering opportunities at Brancaster in Norfolk

" I still get a thrill every time I drive through the gates... Watching the house go through the process of renewal and the changes in presentation over the years has been a treat"
- Tricia, Inventory volunteer

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 in Suffolk

Volunteer at Oxburgh Hall

For many it's love at first sight, when you visit Oxburgh Hall. Why not come back time and time again, and help others experience this hidden gem?

Volunteering opportunities at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk

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 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 in Norfolk

Volunteer at Sutton Hoo

Become part of our friendly volunteer team at Sutton Hoo, which has an exciting year ahead. From a house guide to a social media assistant or costume interpreter we've a role for you.

Volunteering opportunities at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk

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 in Cambridgeshire

Volunteer at Lyveden

Get involved and join nearly 100 volunteers of all ages and interests who bring Lyveden to life every day.

Volunteering opportunities at Lyveden in Northamptonshire