Why volunteer

From making new friends to enhancing your CV, volunteering is a great opportunity to make a real difference

Garden volunteer harvesting leeks in the Walled Garden at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Volunteers in the current situation

Volunteers have always been at the heart of the work of the National Trust in caring for nature, beauty and history and we are really grateful for your interest in volunteering with us. At the moment, our staff and volunteer teams are working hard to safely reopen more of our places. While we focus on reopening, many of our places won’t be able to support new volunteers joining the team just yet.  

When we're ready to involve new volunteers, we'll promote volunteering opportunities here on our website. Hopefully we'll have a volunteering role that will be just right for you.  

Read our reopening and coronavirus FAQs Keep up to date

'Why I volunteer' stories

" My experiences as a volunteer at Gibside have been overwhelmingly positive. It has added another gratifying dimension to an already busy life."
- Angus Bryne, Tour guide volunteer
Caroline is a volunteer room steward at Chartwell, Kent

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.

Volunteer staff member

Become a volunteer 

Each year thousands of volunteers join us in caring for all the special places you love. See what things they help us do and find the latest opportunities.

Find a volunteer role

Whatever you're looking for, we have many opportunities to choose from at places near you