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Volunteering opportunities at Wallington

West End Refugee Service volunteering at Wallington
West End Refugee Service volunteering at Wallington | © Annapurna Mellor

Volunteering is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling, not to mention a wonderful way to meet like-minded people, get out and about and help make a real difference. Whatever your area of interest and however much experience you have, there are a number of volunteering opportunities at Wallington.

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

Some benefits of volunteering

In return for your support, we offer reasonable out-of-pocket travel expenses for each time you're on duty. You will receive a volunteer card offering 20% in NT cafes and shops once you reach 50 hours of volunteering. You’ll also meet like-minded people and have the chance to play a part in the ongoing history of this wonderful estate.

Current volunteer opportunities at Wallington

  • Community Volunteer - Want to support your community, enjoy talking to people and making connections? Join us to help diverse communities engage with the natural world and their heritage in a variety of ways.

  • Cycle Hire Volunteer - To support the cycle hire team in operating Wallington's cycle hire business.

  • Coast & Countryside Volunteer - Volunteering as part of a team, Coast & Countryside volunteers help look after, improve and protect special outdoor places so that nature and wildlife can thrive and everyone can enjoy Wallington.

  • Facilities Volunteer - Great facilities management is critical for all our site operations. It covers a wide range of activities supporting both the needs of people and our properties, often operating backstage to ‘keep the show on the road’.

  • Holiday Cottage Garden Volunteer - This flexible role would involve weekly gardening tasks such as mowing, raking, and weeding to keep the 3 holiday cottage gardens at Wallington in tip top shape. We can fit around you!

To find out more about each volunteer opportunity and to apply, search ‘Wallington, Morpeth’ on the National Trust volunteering website.

I feel incredibly privileged to spend time as a volunteer at Wallington. Although I have only been a volunteer for 1 month, it has been an amazing opportunity to spend my time productively in the tranquil and beautiful gardens. Welcomed by an incredible team, I am learning new skills every week and love working outdoors. I look forward to every volunteer day and can’t wait to see the changes the different seasons offer.

A quote by Catherine Watson Wallington Volunteer
Volunteers tree planting at Wallington
Volunteers tree planting at Wallington | © Annapurna Mellor

Get in touch about volunteering at Wallington

If you'd like to know more about volunteering at Wallington, email Volunteering and Community Manager Kelly Hollings at

Thank you

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

In my 18th year of volunteering at Wallington, there's something about the place that makes it a pleasure to return each time. I enjoy explaining to visitors what to see and where to go, passing on the stories and generally helping them enjoy their experience. And there's always something new to discover and every day is different.

A quote by David Weissand Wallington Volunteer