Volunteering with the East Devon team
Our outdoor volunteers have a varied range of roles which aim to conserve the precious natural environments in East Devon for both people and wildlife. Find out all you need to know about the kinds of work our volunteers help out with, from coppicing and hedgelaying to improving access on the coast path, and how to get in touch with us if you’d like to apply.
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.
Volunteer in the great outdoors
Our East Devon team looks after a group of National Trust properties between Axminster and Exmouth.
As a volunteer ranger you could be working as part of a welcome team in Branscombe valley, or spending the day improving coastal access on the coast path – a job that comes with stunning views.
Other jobs you might be helping with:
Woodland management – coppicing and hedgelaying
Helping the ranger team with general practical work
Cutting vegetation, repairing steps, gates and bridges along the coast path
Maintenance of tools and equipment
Where do we work?
The East Devon volunteers look after a number of different areas, including coastal areas and countryside around Branscombe, Sidmouth Countryside, Exmouth Countryside, Loughwood Meeting House and Shute Barton.
This means there are a number of different opportunities, including being a countryside ranger, part of a visitor welcome team or a guide around one of our properties.
Getting in touch
If you would like to find out more about volunteering with the East Devon team, or would like to apply, please call us on 01297 680507.
We look forward to hearing from you.
A private woman with an incredible story, Edith Pratt was a pioneering figure who dedicated her career to supporting women’s rights.
This working farm is owned by the National Trust and tenanted out. It often hosts events, including family muck in days and countryside ranger days.