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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Urban Rangers are helping to create new habitat spaces at Morden Hall Park, London
Young volunteers working with rangers at Morden Hall Park, London | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

If you’re currently completing a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award we have a range of opportunities at bronze, silver or gold level, including volunteering positions at the places we care for as well as access to wild, outdoor places.


There are lots of opportunities for you to volunteer with the National Trust in a variety of different roles. Whether you’re getting your hands dirty with outdoor conservation work, guiding people round a historic place or helping out at an event, we could have an opportunity for you.

You can develop a wide range of skills whilst volunteering with the National Trust. From archaeology to IT, fence-building to photography – the possibilities are endless.

Getting outdoors

As one of the biggest landowners in England, Wales and Northern Ireland it’s likely that if you’re interested in outdoor activities – like mountain biking, walking, orienteering, surfing, sailing etc. – you could be doing it on the land we care for.

Two volunteers in the garden at Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria


Each year thousands of volunteers join us in caring for all the special places you love.

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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.

Volunteer gardener talking with visitors at Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

Volunteer with us 

There are hundreds of different ways you can volunteer for the National Trust at historic houses, in the gardens or at the many coastal and countryside landscapes we care for.

Volunteers pick litter on a beach clean in Woolacombe, Devon in

Help out with a beach clean 

You can volunteer at a beach clean at places we care for around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.