Volunteer opportunities at Souter Lighthouse
Whether you’re a wildlife lover or a people person, you could help the team at Souter Lighthouse to look after this special place. Find out what’s involved in being a volunteer at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas and how you can apply to join the team.
Ways to volunteer at Souter Lighthouse
We’re always keen to welcome new volunteers to help us with a variety of work and activities. You don’t need specific experience to become a volunteer – just some spare time and enthusiasm.
Volunteer roles are available to suit all kinds of interests, including:
- Conservation cleaning volunteers
- Lighthouse guide volunteers
- Gardening volunteers
- Ranger volunteers
- Café volunteers
- Events volunteers
‘We couldn’t keep Souter Lighthouse open and look after it the way we do without the help of volunteers. Like all National Trust places, we rely on them in everything we do.’
– Vicki Johnson, Welcome Manager, Souter Lighthouse and The Leas
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.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
Our volunteers make our work to look after nature and history for future generations possible. Learn more about the volunteering opportunities available and hear a selection of their stories to find out what it's like to volunteer with us.
Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.
These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
Find out about nature conservation at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas and discover how our work has helped save three rare bird species from further decline.
Discover the history of Souter Lighthouse and The Leas. From a lost village to world-leading technology, Souter has many stories to tell.
Meet like-minded individuals in the North East by joining a supporter group near you. Enjoy a programme of talks and trips while supporting special places.