Supporter groups in Devon
Devon has a thriving network of supporter groups, united by their interest in our projects and the places in our care. Volunteer groups focus on hands-on activities like coppicing, apple picking and stewarding busy events. Centres and associations offer a year-round social programme of talks and trips. Wherever you join in Devon, these groups are a great way to deepen your connection to local National Trust places.
Why join a supporter group?
Getting together with other National Trust enthusiasts, members and volunteers 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 supporter group is all about.
From listening to expert talks and going on behind-the-scenes tours to taking relaxing holidays or restoring natural habitats in the great outdoors, you’ll be part of something amazing. Supporter groups promote and assist the National Trust’s work within their local area and raise money for conservation and development projects through all kinds of events.
The Exeter National Trust Volunteer (NTV) Group
The Group was founded in 1981 and brings together members from the Exeter area to support National Trust projects and events.
They hold twice-monthly work events on Sundays, with occasional evenings in summer when they help with stewarding and car parking for events at Killerton.
Honiton, Ottery and District Association
The Association pride themselves on their friendliness. Their year-round programme ensures that members who live on their own or are new to the area can meet like-minded people.
Newton Abbot Association
Since 1983, the Newton Abbot Association has been supporting the National Trust by raising money for conservation and development projects. You don’t need to be a National Trust member to join – Association members receive an informative quarterly newsletter with booking forms for events and trips.
Formed in 1967, the Centre’s members mainly come from the Plymouth area, but they also join from the South Hams and across the border in Cornwall.
Sidmouth National Trust Supporters Group
The Sidmouth National Trust Supporters Group was formed in 1974 and continues to offer a lively programme of activities. Anyone in Sidmouth or the surrounding area interested in the aims of the National Trust can join.
South Hams Centre
This supporter group covers the southernmost part of Devon, reaching almost to Plymouth in the west and Brixham in the east and going as far north as the edge of Dartmoor.
South Devon National Trust Volunteer (NTV) Group
Volunteer groups help National Trust staff, getting hands-on with conservation days and weekend events. Activities range from footpath and step construction to planting and coppicing.
The Centre was founded in 1969 and has over 300 members, who mainly come from Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Funds raised from the year’s activities support National Trust projects locally and beyond.
Use the supporter group directory (PDF) to find membership enquiry contact details and links to group websites for further information.
Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches. Devon holds a wide variety of things to see and do for all the family.
Killerton relies on more than 400 volunteers to carry out conservation work across its house and estate and is looking for more people to join its friendly and dedicated team.
Saltram is always looking for volunteers to join its dedicated team and offers a variety of opportunities.
Find out more about volunteering opportunities at Castle Drogo and how you can join the team to play your part in looking after this special family home.
Find out more about the volunteering opportunities at A la Ronde and how you can help care for this special place. We are always on the lookout for new additions to our team.