Join the Orford Ness team

If you are interested in military history, wildlife or just want to help out on this special place, we'd love to hear from you.

We couldn’t operate without our dedicated and knowledgeable team of volunteers. Our team of volunteer rangers is vital in making sure our visitors have a great day out.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn new skills, as well as flexing old ones, in a unique environment.

We’re always looking for people who are interested in wildlife, conservation, military history or just want to help preserve this special place - for ever, for everyone. 

From meeting and greeting visitors to helping out behind the scenes, there’s plenty of opportunity to use your skills in an exciting environment. We’re particular keen to hear from people with education or tour guide experience but we’re also keen to hear from anyone that enjoys meeting the public and can help us make a visit to Orford Ness a memorable one.

Come join a fun and supportive team at an exciting time for the Ness.

Contact us

If you’d like to discuss volunteering opportunities at Orford Ness, then please contact us on 01394 450900 or

Did you work on Orford Ness?

One of the exciting things about Orford Ness is its mysterious past. We love uncovering new information about the Ness, so if you worked here, or know anything about this history of the site, then we’d love to hear from you! However small, every bit of information we receive helps us build the jigsaw of what went on here on the ‘Island of Secrets’

For general information on volunteering select link below.