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Volunteering in the Cotswolds

Volunteer garden guides waiting to greet their groups at Hidcote, Gloucestershire
Volunteer garden guides at Hidcote, Gloucestershire | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

There are many ways to volunteer for the National Trust in the Cotswolds countryside. Why not try something different and make a difference to a special place near you? Find out more about what kind of volunteer roles are on offer, and how to apply if you’re interested in joining the team.

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.

A range of roles

We have a huge variety of roles on offer which are always being updated, from cattle checkers and rangers to administration and events assistants.

Here is a taste of a few of the roles currently available:

Dog Ranger and Engagement Volunteer

Orientate, engage and encourage responsible dog-walking on our National Trust sites, specifically at Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons and Crickley Hill.

Woodchester Outdoor Visitor Experience Volunteer

An Outdoor Visitor Experience Volunteer helps us in developing the outdoors offer at Woodchester Park and bringing its history to life.

Volunteer tree planting on tenant farmland at Lodge Park, Gloucestershire
Volunteer tree planting at Lodge Park, Gloucestershire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Restrictive Covenants Assistant

A restrictive covenant is a permanent legal constraint applied voluntarily to land and/or buildings by its owner. In order to manage these covenants effectively, we need your help to monitor and keep up-to-date records of the condition of the covenanted area.

This role would be based at Ebworth.

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