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Volunteer opportunities at West Runton and Beeston Regis Heath

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If you’re looking for some rewarding and enjoyable volunteering work, join our group of countryside volunteers working across the Felbrigg portfolio at West Runton and Beeston Regis, Sheringham Park and on the Felbrigg Estate. Find out about the kinds of roles available and how you can apply to join the team.

Ways to volunteer at West Runton

The team of estate volunteers support our countryside team across the whole portfolio at West Runton, Sheringham Park and Felbrigg. Volunteers primarily concentrate on supporting our conservation work. This means work is done outside, so volunteers need to be adaptable and prepared to work in all weather.

Conservation volunteers

Conservation field work mainly involves the removal of plants that tend to dominate if left to their own devices. Doing so helps to restore and protect valuable heathland habitats, which in turn support a diverse range of wildlife.

There is also other work to do, including re-planting and widening the rides through the woodlands.

We’ll provide training where appropriate and for work done by hand, we’ll provide the tools along with protective gloves and ear defenders.

'Every day is different, and I love doing something so different to what I did in my work life outside the Trust. There's so much we get involved with – from installing tree guards, tree work, fencing, fixing gates, relaying paths, and planting new trees and saplings. Being able to see your hard work and see the growth of an area is really rewarding.'

- John, Estate Volunteer at West Runton, Sheringham Park and Felbrigg.

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 at West Runton

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email us at for more information or to request an application form. You can also view our current vacancies and apply online using the link below.

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

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