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Volunteer opportunities at Runnymede and Ankerwycke

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Volunteer rangers at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Clive Whitbourn

Without our skilled team of volunteers working alongside staff at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, we wouldn’t be able to look after this special place as we do. From Dog Rangers to Habitat Monitors, Magna Crafters to Day Makers, we have a range of roles to suit all interests. National Trust staff will support you, and often work alongside you as part of a wider team. And there’s always time for a tea break and a chat with your fellow volunteers.

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.

A wide variety of roles

These are some of the wide-ranging roles at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, depending on the time of year and level of interest.

Rangers

Our Ranger team is key to keeping the site at its best. Volunteering with the team involves practical, hands-on work to keep the countryside in good condition in all weather, all year round.

Dog Rangers

Runnymede and Ankerwycke are a dog walker’s dream. With four signposted walks and acres of land to explore, many dogs and their humans visit every day. Dog Rangers love their regular walks, and enjoy sharing their exemplary dog walking behaviour and encouraging others to practice responsible dog walking. They provide an important link between the team at Runnymede and the dog walking community.

Habitat Monitors

Habitat Monitors love wildlife, the countryside and being out in the fresh air. Whether it's woodland or meadow, lakeside or riverside, they understand the importance of looking after habitats so that wildlife can thrive and be enjoyed by everyone.

Wild flower survey volunteers at Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire
A volunteer carrying out a wildflower survey at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Gill Sandford

Day Makers

Help our visitors enjoy a perfect day out at Runnymede and Ankerwycke. You'll act as an ambassador for the site, as well as providing information so that everyone gets the most out of their visit.

Tea-room volunteers

Imagine a world without cakes! Our Food and Beverage volunteers understand the importance of a nice sit down, helping visitors to relax, refuel and refresh during their tour of Runnymede.

Bookshop volunteers

Our onsite second-hand bookshop is a key fundraising opportunity for Runnymede and Ankerwycke. Help us increase vital funds by sorting and organising donations, researching interesting rare finds and keeping our bookshelves tidy and fully stocked with exciting titles.

Business Services volunteers

Our Business Services volunteers help keep things running smoothly. They’re also great at finding the answers to a whole range of queries and making people feel welcome and valued.

Magna Crafters

As a Magna Crafter we may call on you for help with anything from creating crafted elements for programming or fundraising to designing and running school holiday craft sessions.

Archaeology volunteers

With historic remains dating back thousands of years, Runnymede and Ankerwycke are an archaeologist’s dream. Help the Heritage and Archaeology Rangers Team (HART) protect and monitor key elements for future generations.

Find out more

If you're interested in volunteering at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, please contact us to find a role for you.

You can email the team at: runnymede@nationaltrust.org.uk or search for our current vacancies at: https://myvolunteering.nationaltrust.org.uk/opportunity-search.

Please note, we are not always hiring for every role so may not be able to accommodate your first choice.

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