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Volunteering with the East Devon team

National Trust Surf Ambassadors volunteering to help clear scrub at Sandymouth, Cornwall
Volunteers clearing scrub at Lincombe, east Devon. | © National Trust Images/Ben Selway

Our volunteers have a varied range of roles which aim to conserve the precious natural environments and heritage 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 running a water mill. Here's 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 working in the 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

Group of volunteers taking in the view on a clifftop, on a National Trust Working Holiday on Exmoor near Lynmouth, North Devon
Volunteers enjoying the view at Salcombe Hill | © National Trust Images/Stuart Cox

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, Manor Mill 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.

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