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Volunteering at the Giant’s Causeway

Volunteers holding rockpooling sessions at the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Volunteers holding rockpooling sessions at the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Each year volunteers join us in caring for the Giant’s Causeway. There are plenty of roles that are rewarding and help to look after this nationally important place. Find out how you can volunteer and help others to enjoy this UNESCO World Heritage site.

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.

Make new friends

Volunteering is a way to make new friends by working together knowing that you're helping a great cause. National Trust staff will support you in your role and often work alongside you as part of a wider team. There’s always time for tea breaks and chats during your day with other like-minded people.

'I loved visiting with people from all over the globe and doing my best to make them feel welcomed and valued. I made friends with colleagues, whose friendship I value to this day.'

– Alice Moran, Volunteer at Giant’s Causeway

Visitors on a group tour at the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim
Volunteer giving visitors an introductory talk at the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Ways you could volunteer

Conservation work

The ranger team can be found outside working on restoring footpaths and fencing. You may find yourself removing scrub or planting new trees to increase biodiversity. The variety of tasks can change weekly and may even include assisting schools with rock pooling. If you like being active outdoors then this role may be of interest to you.

Volunteer speaking with visitors in mobility scooters on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset
Volunteer showing visitors the route map for the Giant's Causeway | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Supporting all visitors

If you like meeting new people then you may find a role of interest with the visitor welcome team. Work could vary from greeting all visitors to assisting with ticket sales and memberships. The retail team are on hand to help visitors with purchases and directions for onward travel to other National Trust places.

A wide variety of roles

There are many roles available at the Giant’s Causeway and nearby Carrick-a-Rede with tasks that include:

  • Welcoming and engaging with all visitors
  • Selling entry tickets and memberships
  • Telling the stories of this special place
  • Working outdoors on the coast and estate
  • Preparing delicious refreshments in the café
  • Sorting, pricing and selling retail stock
  • Behind the scenes business administration work

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us to find a role for you. Please email the team at:

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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