Volunteering at Woolacombe and Mortehoe

A National Trust ranger and volunteer crack slate for walling

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our vital conservation work around Woolacombe and Mortehoe. If you'd like to try something new, get outdoors, learn new skills and make a lasting difference then volunteering with us could be for you. Take a look at our volunteer work programmes for this year's volunteering diary.

Get involved and make a difference with the National Trust

Join the Woolacombe Volunteer Team once a month to help rangers undertake vital conservation work. We care for 2000 acres of stunning North Devon coast, so all your efforts will be much appreciated and welcomed.

" Whether we're blessed with blue skies and clear views to Lundy or I'm covered head to toe in mud from digging holes in the rain, I know there will be many laughs with the team and I'll finish the day feeling invigorated, my eyes sparkling. Volunteering at Woolacombe is better than I could have imagined."
- Liz, Regular Volunteer

We meet once a month, typically from 10am until 3pm. The locations vary, so please read the description for each event. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Stuart at Stuart.Ayres@nationaltrust.org.uk or alternatively call 01271 870 555.

A volunteer planting trees in North Devon.
A volunteer planting trees in North Devon.
A volunteer planting trees in North Devon.

Throughout the year the program will reflect our conservation commitments, and will offer you the opportunity to learn new skills, brush up on old ones, make new friends, and hopefully have some fun too.

" I started volunteering at Woolacombe in the new year and have enjoyed learning new skills, getting my hands dirty, making new friends and enduring extreme weather whilst helping the National Trust in it's local work."
- Sean, regular volunteer

For all activities please ensure you wear sturdy boots (steel toe-caps if you have them), work clothes you don’t mind sacrificing to mud and flying ash, warm kit, and waterproofs. Bring a packed lunch as we may be out all day and a flask of something hot if required. Safety equipment and training will be provided.

We work in quite a challenging part of the world, and tasks can vary in their level of physicality from very strenuous to mildly exerting. If you are in any doubt get in contact and we can advise as regards the physicality of upcoming events.

Woolacombe 2020 Volunteering Schedule (PDF / 1.001953125MB) download

Volunteers help with a bash and burn event
Volunteers help with a bash and burn event
Volunteers help with a bash and burn event