Why volunteer

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

The garden team inspecting the cardoons

'Why I volunteer' stories

" The best bit is that at the end of the day, you know you made someone smile by telling them something new that they didn’t expect. It is so fulfilling to know you helped make their experience that little bit better."
- Student and Volunteer
Volunteer working in the flower border at Godolphin, Cornwall

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.

Volunteer working woodland 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.

Find a volunteer role

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