Volunteering in the South West

Volunteers are a vital part of everything the National Trust does. If you've ever fancied getting stuck in, being part of a team, learning something new or just helping out, now's a great time. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Volunteers are transcribing Joseph Snell's diaries as part of our Commemoration Garland project

Volunteer at Cotehele

A dedicated team of volunteers help us to look after Cotehele and we couldn't run the place without them. There are lots of ways you can get involved. With roles as varied as bus driver, baker, gallery assistant and gardener, there really is a role to suit everyone.

People in the allotment at Dyrham Park

Volunteer at Dyrham Park

Volunteering can be fun, interesting and very rewarding so why not try something new? From helping visitors to working with wildlife and caring for the collection, there are a range of roles to suit all interests at Dyrham Park.

A volunteer talks to visitors at Corfe Castle

Volunteering at Corfe Castle

Are you looking for something different to do? Do you want to learn new skills, meet new people, share your love of the area and just have fun?

Volunteer in the drawing room at Killerton

Get involved at Killerton

We're lucky to have many wonderful volunteers at Killerton who support us in many different ways. You could help bring Killerton to life as a volunteer.

Feel healthier with a variety of activities on the Kingston Lacy estate

Find inspiration at Kingston Lacy 

Whatever your goals this year, between the house, garden and wider estate at Kingston Lacy we have something to help you on your way.

Room Guide

Volunteer at Mompesson House

If you love storytelling, enjoy meeting people and have a little time to give, why not become a volunteer room guide at Mompesson House?

Volunteer leading people around the grounds at Lodge Park

Volunteer at Lodge Park 

Looking for a new adventure? You could join the friendly team at Lodge Park in a variety of volunteer roles.

The Old Kitchen looking towards the fireplace, at Bradley Manor, a medieval house at Newton Abbot, Devon

Volunteer at Bradley

Would you like to spend time in this atmospheric setting, sharing your passions, learning new skills and meeting like-minded people? Find out more about becoming a volunteer at Bradley.

Volunteers clearing leaves into a wheelbarrow.

Volunteering at Castle Drogo 

From buggy driving to room guiding there are lots of ways to get involved as a volunteer at Castle Drogo.

Volunteer Ruth in Sara's Kitchen at Coleridge Cottage

Volunteering at Coleridge Cottage 

There's plenty to do at Coleridge Cottage. Find out how you can be part of looking after this special place.

A volunteer at work in the parkland at Knightshayes sawing branches

Volunteer opportunities at Knightshayes in Tiverton

We aren't currently accepting any volunteer applications due to the current situation. However when we do re-open there's a range of roles that you can choose from whilst helping to care for this special place.

Volunteers at Greenway, Devon

Volunteering at Greenway

Whether you’re looking to learn new skills, meet new friends, spend time in a beautiful place or give something back, our friendly teams would love to welcome you to volunteering with us.