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

Social media volunteer in the garden at Tyntesfield, Somerset
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Coronavirus update 

With our houses, gardens and parklands currently closed the majority of our volunteering opportunities have been paused. There are however still a small number of volunteering roles available to support our work from home. Please keep checking back for updates on when the rest of our opportunities are available again.

" We'd like to thank all of our volunteers for their continued support, understanding and cooperation at this time. While we've had to pause the majority of our volunteering, we know that there are many volunteers still actively supporting the work of the Trust and supporting each other."
- Tiger de Souza, National Trust Volunteering and Inclusion Director
The remnants of a picnic from the 1980s found at Formby

Beach cleans reveal unusual rubbish 

Unusual finds have been discovered on the beach cleans you help us with. Some of the objects are decades old, including a ‘Claws’ crisp packet from 1976 and a bottle of rum from post-Prohibition America, both found at Formby, Liverpool. Though weird and wonderful, they show how serious the conservation challenge is for our waters and coastlines.

Visitors and volunteer gardener at Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire

Volunteering FAQs 

Want to get involved? To help you find the right volunteering opportunity, we've answered many of our most frequently asked questions from our would-be volunteers here.

Participant on a National Trust working holiday

The holiday that changed my life 

What makes a working holiday so special? For Sharon Groves, it was the chance to meet new people and make connections to last a lifetime.

'Why I volunteer' stories

garden volunteer talking to visitors

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to over 65,000 volunteers, who in 2018/19 gave more than 4.8 million hours of their time to support the National Trust in more than 500 roles.

Costumed interpreter with visitors inside Quarry Bank House, Cheshire

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.