Volunteering at the Giant’s Causeway
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
Ways you could volunteer
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.
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
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.
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