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Volunteering at Crom

Ranger felling trees with chainsaw at Crom Estate, County Fermanagh
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Would you like to spend some of your spare time learning, meeting people and being part of a team? Crom has a wide variety of opportunities which you can get involved in, so there’s something to suit everyone.

Roles and opportunities

Crom is the perfect place for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. The 2,000-acre estate is one of the most important nature conservation areas in Ireland. Volunteers will learn about the importance of conserving special places like Crom whilst working alongside the ranger team.

Get involved in hands-on activities on the estate as well as some more out of the ordinary tasks like bat and bird surveys - you never know what kind of creatures you may meet along the way.

Volunteers are also heavily involved in the programme of events running throughout the year. Previous roles have included everything from giving tours of Lough Erne on a 100-year-old cot to judging egg-and-spoon races!

Volunteering at Crom is a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends not just the visitors who come to see us.

'I'd recommend volunteering with the Trust to anyone. I can't believe how much I've learnt and how much fun I had whilst "working"!'

- Rowan McShane, long-term volunteer at Crom estate

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

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

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Enjoy a boat trip on Lough Erne, or experience the best coarse fishing in Northern Ireland. Stop off at an island or two, and see the estate from the vantage point of the water.