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Volunteers at work in the Walled Garden at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra


Our volunteers make our work to look after nature and history for future generations possible. Learn about the volunteering opportunities available and hear a selection of their stories to find out what it's like to volunteer with us.

Volunteering highlights

We want to celebrate all of our volunteers who make our work to look after nature and history for future generations possible. Hear a selection of their stories and find out what it's like to volunteer at the places we look after.

A visitor talks to a volunteer gardener pruning plants in a sunny garden

Join in with the Big Help Out 

Want to make a difference at your favourite place? Come together as part of the community for the Big Help Out (7–9 June) at many of the places in our care and get a taste of what it's like to volunteer.

Volunteers with house in background at Tyntesfield, Somerset

Meet the volunteers 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to volunteer with us? From perfecting the art of lavender topiary to giving talks at historic houses, a selection of volunteers share their stories about helping out at some of the places we care for.

Flower border beside a stone path with the Well Court behind at Great Chalfield Manor, Wiltshire

A volunteer's story from Great Chalfield 

When Jennifer Connor became a garden volunteer at Great Chalfield for a summer she had no idea of the effect it would have on her life and future. Read more about her story here.

Book conservation volunteer in action mending a historic book at Belton House, Lincolnshire

How volunteers help us care for our collections 

With more than a million items in our care, discover the vital role our conservation volunteers play in preserving the collections at more than 200 National Trust places.

Volunteering information

There are many ways that you can get involved with the work at the places we look after. Discover more about volunteering and what it involves.

Volunteer speaking with two visitors at Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales,

Frequently asked questions on volunteering 

These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.

Community tree planting at Cwm Penmachno, Snowdonia

Corporate volunteering 

We offer corporate team days volunteering at a number of our places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out how to sign up.

Urban Rangers are helping to create new habitat spaces at Morden Hall Park, London

Duke of Edinburgh's Award 

There are many opportunities for volunteering at the places we care for if you’re completing your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at bronze, silver or gold level.

Volunteer and supporter groups

Join your local supporter group or National Trust volunteering group to enjoy special interest talks, visits, holidays and other social and fundraising events or hands-on conservation activities.

Young people working with National Trust rangers at Ilam Park, Peak District

Supporter groups 

Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.

Image shows a group of people on a guided walk with a volunteer at Tarn Hows on a sunny day, with a view of a hill in the background

Search our volunteer roles

Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, work with the public or get up close and personal with the houses, take a look at what's happening near you.