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Volunteering and team building at Alderley

Green Recovery Challenge Fund - volunteers working on a path
Green Recovery Challenge Fund - volunteers working on a path | © National Trust Images/David Watson

We look after acres of countryside at Alderley Edge, with just two full-time Rangers. Carrying out the basic maintenance tasks would be a real challenge if it wasn’t for our team of volunteers who work with us on all aspects of countryside management. Find out more about joining our team, or organising a corporate team building awayday at Alderley – helping our conservation aims while bringing your work team closer together.

Why join us?

There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
  • Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
  • Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • Learn about the history of this special place.

Volunteering at Alderley

Volunteers at Alderley come from varied backgrounds and join for different reasons, but what they all have in common is a desire to put something back into the countryside environment that we all want to continue to enjoy.

There are plenty of experiences to choose from and opportunities to develop important skills, whatever the season.

We'll give you the chance to:

  •  Gain practical skills whilst working on outdoor conservation tasks

  •  Work in a team on achievable tasks with rewarding results

  •  Increase your awareness of environmental management

  •  Earn a volunteer card (free entry to NT properties for a year) after 50 hours of volunteering

How you can help us conserve the countryside, archaeology, geology and wildlife:

  • Sectioning off areas of heathland by building fences, to protect cows and walkers on our land

  • Rhododendron/heathland clearance at Bosley Cloud 

  • Erosion control at Stormy Point

  • Woodland Management

  • Hedge-laying

  • Litter picking

  • Footpath improvements

  • Stone pitching

  • Gate-hanging

A number of our volunteers have gone on to gain full-time employment through the experience they’ve gained through volunteering with us. Some have found employment with local tree surgery businesses, Environmental Resource Agency (ERA), David Lewis Centre and other permanent conservation jobs.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer at Alderley Edge, please browse any volunteer opportunities we have on the link further down.

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

Volunteers laying gravel
Volunteers laying gravel | © National Trust Images/David Watson

Corporate team building at Alderley

Getting away from the office can really help bring your team closer together, increase productivity and reduce stress levels.

We can provide an opportunity to combine your team awayday with our conservation aims at the various sites we look after. On corporate days, these events tend to take place at Alderley Edge, Hare Hill or Bosley Cloud.

Our well-established work with many volunteers gives us a wealth of experience and ensures that the tasks undertaken are both achievable and rewarding for all involved.

What we offer

We offer a range of one-day conservation activities for groups of six to 20 people, all supervised by our rangers and assisted by experienced volunteers.

Conservation and countryside maintenance 

We have a variety of projects, each planned to incorporate conservation and countryside management. Tasks might include fencing, path-making and repair, or habitat management.

Each visit is planned to meet both your company’s requirements and our programmed objectives, and all tasks are designed so that there is an achievable goal by the end of the day.

We'll provide all necessary tools and safety equipment, together with briefings to ensure maximum attainment as well as safe working practices.

Find out more, or book your awayday, by emailing us.

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