Volunteer

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

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills
Beach clean at Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

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?

Running throughout 2019.

Volunteer assisting a visitor at Mottisfont, Hampshire

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.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to over 61,000 volunteers, who in 2017/18 gave more than 4.6 million hours of their time to support the National Trust in more than 500 roles.

Hear from our volunteers

Young volunteers talking to a visitor

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.

A group of volunteers clearing autumn leaves

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...

Volunteers clearing vegetation on a working holiday

Try a working holiday 

For a unique experience learning new skills, working with a dedicated team, and seeing our amazing places closer than ever before, why not try a working holiday? From 2 to 7 nights you’ll discover what it’s like to volunteer in one of our places.

Volunteer Management Traineeship 

Read more about our Volunteer Management Traineeship project, along with hints and tips from the team involved.