50 Years Volunteering for the National Trust

50 Years of Volunteering

At a recent volunteer forum that is held twice yearly on the North Coast, we were delighted to celebrate the long term achievements of many of our volunteers. These forums are designed as an opportunity for all of our volunteers to get together to talk about the projects they have been working on and to celebrate each other’s successes.

This year, we had the pleasure of awarding 15, 10 and 5 years service badges to 5 of our wonderful team who collectively have given 50 years’ service to the National Trust. Wilf, John, Pat, Tony and Ciara (pictured here) were delighted to accept their award from North Coast General Manager, Emma in recognition of the dedication and work that they do at Downhill Demesne and Portstewart Strand. These guys are the reason your beach is so immaculately clean and that the gardens and wider demesne at Downhill are safe and tidy.

Volunteer and Community Involvement Officer Lisa says “We are so thankful for all the hard work completed by all of our devoted volunteers on the North Coast. Our property group stretches from Cushendun to Rough Fort in Limavady, and so you can imagine the scale of work that needs to be carried out. This is all greatly assisted by all the gifts of time given to us by our volunteers. Thanks to them for all their hard work in keeping our places so special and well cared for”

There are so many volunteering opportunities on offer on the North Coast from gardening to events and marketing, administration to ranger work and so much more! If you are interested in finding out further information, you would be more than welcome to get in touch with us at volunteernorthcoast@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 02870 848728.