Volunteer opportunities at Orford Ness
We couldn’t run Orford Ness without our dedicated and knowledgeable team of volunteers, who carry out a variety of tasks to make sure that visitors have a great day out. Find out about the kinds of roles available and how you can apply to join the team.
Ways to volunteer at Orford Ness
From meeting and greeting visitors to helping behind the scenes, there are plenty of opportunities for you to play a vital role in preserving Orford Ness for everyone, for ever.
We’re always particularly keen to hear from people with experience in education or tour guiding. But we’d also love to hear from you if you simply have an interest in wildlife or military history and want to help out at this special place.
Volunteering roles include:
- Visitor welcome volunteer
- Volunteer tour guide
- Volunteer ranger
- Bookshop volunteer
- Marketing and events volunteer
- Maintenance volunteer
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.
Get in touch about volunteering at Orford Ness
Alternatively, you can find out more about volunteering on the National Trust volunteering website and search ‘Orford Ness’ to find opportunities and to apply.
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.
From honouring the people who worked here to maintaining a flock of grazing sheep, discover what goes on behind the scenes to preserve Orford Ness for visitors and wildlife alike.
From a military testing site to an internationally significant nature reserve, discover the history of Orford Ness from the 16th century to the present day.
Find out what you could gain by joining a National Trust supporter group in Suffolk. Volunteer at local properties, attend talks and socialise with likeminded individuals.