Making new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering

Cutting maze hedge
A volunteer shows a family a painting

Be part of an incredible team 

It's the skills, time and passion of our volunteers that make our places special. Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, connect with the public or get up close and personal with our houses, we have something exciting happening near you.

 Volunteers collecting rubbish from the beach at Brean Down, North Somerset

Pitch in with a beach clean 

Love long walks on the beach and listening to the sound of waves? If you're passionate about our beautiful coastline, why not come along to a beach clean and lend a hand to keep these special places looking spick and span?

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to over 65,000 volunteers, who in 2016/17 gave more than 4.7 million hours of their time to support the National Trust in more than 500 roles.

Hear from our volunteers
National Trust volunteer, Natalie Smith

A working summer holiday 

Student Natalie Smith builds her skills in social media, conservation and retail across three Trust places, confirming that summer holidays can be productive as well as fun.

Volunteer conservation group at Solsbury Hill, Bath Skyline

Meet more volunteers 

Get to know the volunteers that give up their time to care for our places in this round-up of our volunteer articles and profiles.

Garden volunteers at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Volunteering events near you 

Want to try out volunteering to see what it's like? Drop in to one of our volunteer open days or trial activities at a place near you.

Interested? Learn more...

Take part in a working holiday at Colby

Working holidays 

On your next holiday why not try something different. From digging at a real life archaeological site to building walls and helping out behind the scene at one of our houses, you can try all sorts of activities and learn new skills.

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