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Volunteering at Dunwich Heath

Volunteer speaking with visitors at Dunwich Heath and Beach, Suffolk
A volunteer talking to visitors | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Interested in volunteering with the National Trust at Dunwich Heath? Discover the benefits of joining the team, which areas you can get involved with, and how to get in touch.

Why we need volunteers

We simply wouldn't be able to protect the special places in our care without the amazing people who give up their time to volunteer.

Whether you can spare a day a week or an hour a month, your contribution will help us to provide the best possible experience for visitors.

How to become a volunteer at Dunwich Heath

Thinking about joining the team? There are several ways to volunteer here. If you are warm and friendly, and love people, then volunteering with our Visitor Welcome team could be for you. If you like leading events and activities, and helping others really engage with nature, history or beauty through what they get up to on their day out, then the Visitor Experience team might be your perfect spot. Our ranger is always looking for new members for their conservation team, so if caring for the natural world and physical work is your thing then why not sign up for that. Or if you like cake just as much as people, then volunteering with our fantastic tea-room staff could be just the role for you!

To find out more, call us on 01728 648501 or email us at

You can browse all the current vacancies with the National Trust on the volunteering website.

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.

Man cutting back branches at Dunwich Heath, Suffolk
A National Trust volunteer cuts back branches on the Heath | © Chris Lacey

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Frequently asked questions on volunteering 

These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.