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

Conservation volunteers cleaning ceramics at Dudmaston

How volunteers help us care for our collections 

With over one million collection items to look after at over 200 historic places, we have our work cut out. We wouldn’t be able to do it without our dedicated volunteers. We're highlighting our conservation volunteers and sharing their stories, favourite objects and conservation tips.

Installing of an eco-friendly toilet, West Cornwall

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, take a look at what's happening near you.

" Our volunteers play a huge part in making our places special, for so many people. We are thankful for the time, energy and skills that volunteers give to protecting incredible places and giving such a warm welcome to visitors."
Caroline is a volunteer room steward at Chartwell, Kent

Meet our 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.

How volunteers help

Volunteer in the garden at Oxburgh Hall

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.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to over 53,000 volunteers, who in 2019/20 gave more than 5 million hours of their time to support the National Trust in more than 500 roles.