Volunteer at Strangford Lough

A group of volunteers working outdoors

Happy Volunteer’s Week and Thank You to our hard working volunteers! The Strangford Lough team is supported by the hard work and dedication of a team of amazing volunteers. This week (June 1st -7th) we celebrate Volunteer’s Week which gives us an extra opportunity to say a big thank you to them for all that they help us to achieve together.

The National Trust manages an incredibly large area of land and foreshore around Strangford Lough, including many islands and areas of farmland and woodland. With a team of only four Rangers, we really couldn’t cope with such a large area, if it wasn’t for the dedicated assistance of its many enthusiastic volunteers.

There are many environmental benefits from this work, but the individuals who take part also gain personally from the experience. Volunteering is a fantastic way to stay fit whilst spending time in the fresh air and discovering some of the most inspiring parts of the countryside.

Volunteers take part in many activities including coppicing, bird surveys and tree planting
A volunteer gathering dry grass
Volunteers take part in many activities including coppicing, bird surveys and tree planting

Constantly learning about our wildlife and discovering new skills , there is an enormous amount of pride and satisfaction from doing something which is really worthwhile. Our volunteers get all of this as well as having great fun with like-minded people.

Volunteering opportunities

We are currently not recruiting new volunteers to the Strangford Lough Team but keep an eye on this page and  we will let you know when we are.

 

Volunteer Rangers working in woodland

Get involved

Although we are not recruiting any new volunteers too support the work of our Strangford Lough Rangers, there may be other opportunities near by. Click here to see what else may be available but do keep an eye on this page as we will update it when we have any new opportunities to join us