Volunteering in North Devon
With over 8,000 acres of land, 50 miles of coastline and 101 miles of footpath to look after, volunteers in North Devon play a huge part in our conservation work. Discover how you can get outdoors and make a lasting contribution by volunteering with us.
What volunteers do
The diverse landscape in North Devon includes woods, beaches, farmland, meadows, moorland and important archaeological sites. Volunteers play a vital role in helping us to protect and preserve them for everyone, for ever.
If you want to get outdoors and get active, volunteering with the National Trust is an exciting and sociable way to try new things and develop skills while lending a hand to a great cause.
What volunteering roles are available?
From gardeners at Arlington Court to wildlife monitors in Hartland, there are lots of ways for you to get involved.
Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and everyone’s skills and experience are useful. Volunteers help to manage pathways, pick up litter, cut back gorse and make the places we care for more accessible for people with disabilities.
Work programmes are available with something to suit all abilities. These include stone walling, conducting wildlife surveys, working with farm livestock and looking after coastal footpaths.
Where volunteering can lead
Some of the volunteers we work with have gone on to become rangers, putting the skills and knowledge they have developed in conservation to good use every day.
‘I don’t think of being a ranger as a job. It’s like a hobby. And I love every day of it.’
– Finley Binns, Ranger
Gaining experience as a volunteer can also lead to some great seasonal opportunities, including being a National Trust beach ranger in the summer season.
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.
Get in touch about volunteering in North Devon
We are always open to talking about a role that might be right for you. Find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by searching for current opportunities on the link below.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
Our volunteers make our work to look after nature and history for future generations possible. Learn more about the volunteering opportunities available and hear a selection of their stories to find out what it's like to volunteer with us.
Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.
These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
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