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Volunteer opportunities at Leith Hill

Ranger in a red National Trust fleece and a woolly hat with a bag of trees to plant at Doverhay, Somerset.
Setting out to plant trees | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Our team of busy volunteers are the bedrock of our estate and habitat management team; without their support, the mosaic of landscapes surrounding Leith Hill would soon become unmanageable. The Rhododendron Wood is a hidden treasure that immerses you in botanical history, while Leith Hill Place, the 17th-century house on the estate, offers indoor volunteering opportunities.

The work volunteers do

Each week, plants, trees, hedges and ponds are pulled, lopped, cut and dug to maintain our diverse habitats and their inhabitants. Gates, signs, benches and posts are then milled, routed, sawn and joined to keep our tracks and bridleways open for everyone.

There are also opportunities at Leith Hill Place. We’re always looking for new volunteers to welcome visitors, serve teas and ensure that the visitor experience is the best it can be.

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 Leith Hill

We have a number of volunteer groups working on different days at Leith Hill. If you’d like to become a member of the Leith Hill volunteers, please contact us on for more details.

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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