Volunteering in Sussex

It's the passion of our volunteers that helps make our places extra special. Whether it's making new friends, working in amazing places or just knowing that you're helping a great cause, there's lots of reason to lend a hand with the National Trust in Sussex. Join our conservation teams looking after the South Downs countryside, dress up as a knight at Bodiam Castle or be a garden guide at Standen or Sheffield Park.

Volunteers watch a pile of scrub burn on a countryside site as they clear the woody material to allow the more fragile chalk grassland to flourish

Volunteering at Devil's Dyke

Whether you're looking to make a difference, learn a new skill or meet like-minded people, there are plenty of opportunities to share your skills and talents as part of our team of volunteers.

A group of volunteers, including local children wearing safety goggles, clear scrub from the side of Newtimber Hill

Volunteering at Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Do you want to help look after one of the best downland estates in Britain? Make new friends, learn about the estate and volunteer with the National Trust.

A close up shot shows a volunteer cleaings scrub on the coastal path, an essential part of managing a coastal site such as Birling Gap

Volunteer at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

With so many volunteering opportunities on offer, find out how you could make a difference ans support the work we do at Birling Gap and across the South Downs.

Slindon volunteers and dig out an old fence post in a clearing in Park Wood

Join the volunteering team at Slindon Estate

Our team is always looking for new volunteers, so whether you're handy with a shovel, a green-fingered enthusiast, knowledgeable about the local area or just keen to pitch in where needed, do get in touch.

Three volunteers stard in a woodland huddled round a white sweep net examining the contents for insects

Join in at Black Down

There's always something to do behind the scenes at Black Down and we wouldn't be able to get it all done without our fantastic team of volunteers. There are many volunteering opportunities to choose from and we always welcome new members to our friendly team.

A volunteer group in the bracked on the common

Volunteering at Woolbeding Countryside

We couldn't work without our dedicated team of volunteers. Take a look at what they help out with and how you can get involved in joining the volunteer team.

A volunteer room guide talking to visitors at Bateman's in East Sussex

Volunteering at Bateman's

Volunteering is so important to us at Batemans and many of the team here give their time to us as volunteers. Why not find out how you could join us?

Costumed volunteers in the kitchen at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Volunteering at Bodiam Castle

Come and discover the buzz of working and learning together with other volunteers in our team at the castle. Whether you have lots of time or just a couple of hours to spare, we'd love you to join in our work.

Sheffield park volunteers on bikes

Volunteering at Sheffield Park

Volunteers are a vital part of our team. Join us and see how you could get involved with the work we do here.

Volunteers welcoming visitors at Petworth House

Join in at Petworth

Looking for a new you in the New Year? You can support the National Trust, meet plenty of new people, learn new skills as well as gain and share valuable experience if you become a volunteer with us.

Get involved by volunteering at Standen, West Sussex

Volunteer at Standen House and Garden

We wouldn't work without our team of dedicated volunteers who help us run and look after Standen. Take a look at what they get up to and how to get involved yourself.