Volunteering in the North East

Without our many volunteers, we simply couldn’t do the work we do. Whether it’s making new friends, working in places you love or knowing that you’re helping a great cause, there are plenty of exciting volunteer opportunities near you.

Volunteer in Wallington Garden

Get involved at Wallington

Volunteers help make our place truly special place. If you're interested in getting involved in the garden or helping with our visitor activities please get in touch.

Volunteers in Gertrude Jekyll garden

Read Gordon and Helen's volunteer story 

We're very lucky to be supported by lots of volunteers who help us care for the special places you love. Gordon and Helen Smith help care for the award-winning Gertrude Jekyll garden at Lindisfarne Castle. Find out what they - and Phoebe the dog - enjoy most about their roles.

A group of volunteers having a break

Volunteering at Gibside

Whether you enjoy talking to a range of people, are looking for somewhere to put your skills to good use or simply love being in the great outdoors, through volunteering with us here you know you're helping a great cause.

A volunteer works on a boardwalk across a pond at Souter Lighthouse

Volunteering at Souter Lighthouse

You can give the gift of time as a volunteer at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Volunteer Allan Watson

Read Allan's volunteer story  

North East native Allan Watson volunteers with National Trust rangers on the Northumberland Coast. As well as helping with all manner of practical jobs from hedge laying and fencing, Allan also welcomes visitors to the drama of the Long Nanny tern colony.

Two volunteers cutting rhodedendron at Hadrians Wall & Tyne Valley

Join the Hadrian’s Wall and Tyne Valley Group team

Join the team that helps us look after our World Heritage Sites. Welcome our visitors, help conserve our heritage or work on our website. We couldn't do it without you.

People making their way around Penshaw Monument

Volunteering at Penshaw Monument

Join our Sunday Conservation Group, become a Volunteer Ranger or a Volunteer Monument Guides and help us preserve the beauty of our special place for ever for everyone.

A woman gardening at Gibside

Volunteering opportunities in the North East  

Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, work with the public or get up close and personal with our houses, we have a variety of volunteer roles to choose from at some amazing places in the North East.