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Volunteering in north Pembrokeshire

Volunteer rangers, Southwood Estate, Pembrokeshire
Volunteer rangers, Southwood Estate, Pembrokeshire | © National Trust Images/Sue Jones

Join in and be part of our volunteer ranger team in North Pembrokeshire. Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends and expand your horizons.

Volunteering at the coast and countryside

Our coast and countryside volunteer rangers are really important here in Pembrokeshire

as they help our ranger team care for our special places and contribute towards our conservation goals.

From planting saplings and acorns in late Autumn, to spreading green hay at the end of the summer months, removing old fencing knee deep in mud and trimming back brambles, volunteering with us in the countryside is a great way to be immersed in nature.

By getting involved, you could…

  • Spend time in the outdoors in the amazing rural landscapes of Pembrokeshire.
  • Get to work with our knowledgeable countryside rangers
  • Contribute towards our fight to mitigate climate change
  • Be part of a varied and enthusiastic team and form new friendships working on important conservation projects in Pembrokeshire.
  • Gain experience by participating in wildlife and plant surveys.
  • Develop and share your knowledge on nature and traditional countryside skills

You’d also be joining Europe’s largest conservation charity and the wider National Trust team proudly looking after 780 miles of coastline, over 250,000 hectares of land, over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments, gardens, parks and nature reserves (including lighthouses, villages, pubs and a gold mine!). We are a unique charity welcoming millions of people each year and with a vision to open up places for the benefit of everyone, forever.

Volunteer rangers removing fencing, Southwood Estate, Pembrokeshire
Volunteer rangers removing fencing, Southwood Estate, Pembrokeshire | © National Trust Images/ Sue Jones

What’s involved?

Getting active

Outdoor volunteer roles are varied, and you can get involved in tasks like woodland planting, maintaining fencing and pathways as well as tackling invasive species or bracken management and litter picking at the coast.

Wildlife monitoring

We’re involved with a number of bio-surveys, from counting butterflies to wildflowers.

Amateur naturalists can help us better understand how our wildlife is changing and how best to protect it. We will assisst you to find as many different species as possible and our expert rangers will be on hand to guide you as you identify and record them.

Guided walks

You may be able to spend time in the woodlands, land and beaches we care for by creating and leading guided walks around our unique places here in Pembrokeshire.

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

If you’d like to enquire about volunteering or find out more information about a specific role, please call 01646 623110 or email ranger Matt Thompson on and ask for an application form. We’ll invite you for an informal chat and if you’d like to join our team, we’ll arrange an induction.

Like all National Trust properties, we pay travel expenses, and you’ll have the chance to join our online volunteer community too.