Help look after this World Heritage Site

A National Trust warden maintaining dry stone walls at a National Trust site

With so much going on across various sites along the Tyne Valley, we're always looking for a few extra pair of hands. So, if you're free on a Thursday and up for some graft and quite enjoy getting stuck in, there's lots to be done from maintaining footpaths to coppicing, fencing and dry stone walling plus hedge laying.

The Practical conservation volunteer team work alongside rangers at Hadrian's Wall, Allen Banks, Bellister, Cherryburn and George Stephenson's Birthplace. The team meet every Thursday to do work like brash clearance and footpath maintenance, helping to maintain the surrounding areas for people and wildife.

By joining the team and helping deliver the day to day management and conservation work across the estate, you will:
- Learn new skills included dry stone walling, coppicing and charcoal burning
- Learn the appropriate use of hand tools
- Learn a broad range of practical techniques and skills used in countryside management such as walling, tree planting, brash clearing
- Meet people from all walks of life and make new friends
- Improve your communication skills
- Enable visitors to have outstanding experiences
- Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
- Attend relative volunteer training events offered by the National Trust
- Get the opportunity to build practical environmental experience for career development

Two volunteers cutting rhodedendron at Hadrians Wall & Tyne Valley

Get involved

Whether you'd like to join the practical conservation team or look for something different, here's where you'll find all the volunteering opportunities.