Our volunteers

As a charity we rely on the support of our volunteers to maintain our special places and offer our visitors a fantastic experience. In return they get to make a real difference to the places in our care, meeting new people and learning new skills along the way. Here are some of their stories...

Ned Clarke Divis Mountain volunteer

Our volunteers 

In Northern Ireland over 2,500 volunteers help us every year, making a substantial and greatly appreciated contribution to our work. Here are some of their stories...

Ned Clarke volunteer Divis Mountain

Ned's story: Divis and the Black Mountain 

Ned has been a volunteer on Divis and the Black Mountain for over 13 years. Here he reveals how finding peace on the mountain changed his life...

Harrison Vyse, volunteer ranger at Castle Ward

Harrison Vyse: My time as a volunteer ranger 

Having swapped the classroom for the countryside and books for boots, Harrison Vyse takes time to reflect on his year’s placement as a Volunteer Ranger with the team at Castle Ward.