Supporter groups

Interested in making the most of the National Trust near you? Join your local supporter group to enjoy special interest talks, visits, holidays and other social and fundraising events or hands-on conservation activities

Experience the fresh air, hidden depths, and new views of the Trust while helping to conserve our heritage for ever, for everyone, by joining a local supporter group. You can meet like-minded people, enjoy lots of different social activities and get active with hands-on volunteering. As a member of a group, you’ll be helping us to share our special places. Supporter groups play a vital role in bringing our places to life and opening them up for everyone to enjoy.

Join a NT Social group

Getting together with other Trust enthusiasts, members and volunteer card holders who feel passionate about the same things is priceless. Sharing unique experiences and finding out more about the places you care about is what being part of a local National Trust Centre or Association is all about. From listening to expert talks and going on behind-the-scenes tours to taking relaxing holidays, you’ll be part of something amazing. Our Centres and Associations promote our work within their local area and raise money for conservation and development projects through all kinds of events.

Supporter group stories

Become a 'Friend' of our places

Imagine getting to see what really goes on behind-the-scenes at your favourite Trust place – understanding the history and the stories that make it what it is – not to mention ensuring its healthy future. As a part of a property group, you’ll have a unique relationship with the place which is most special to you. You can get involved with their volunteering team, learn about conservation, organise events and fundraising and work on ideas for the future. It’s very sociable and incredibly rewarding.

Be part of a National Trust volunteer group

If you can see yourself in the great outdoors (or sometimes the great indoors), building, creating and conserving – this could just be the perfect choice for you. As part of a group, you’ll help conserve our special places – both locally and further afield. You might be constructing a footpath, building a fence or helping to restore natural habitats on the coast, but whatever you’re doing, you’ll be in the company of a great bunch of people.

Volunteers undertaking conservation work at Knole, Kent

Supporter group directory 

Search now to find out more about supporter groups near you. In our directory, you'll find supporter group membership enquiry contact details and links to supporter group web pages for further information.

Caroline is a volunteer room steward at Chartwell, Kent

Meet more volunteers 

Get to know the volunteers that give up their time to care for our places in this round-up of our volunteer articles and profiles.