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

A volunteer helping with the garden at Florence Court House, Northern Ireland Ronan McGrade

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Beach clean at Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk National Trust Images | Rob Stothard

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.

Find out where you can get involved Volunteer assisting a visitor at Mottisfont, Hampshire National Trust Images/James Dobson

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.

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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

Meet Caroline 

Caroline's connection to Chartwell in Kent has been a romantic one. From a very first date to now volunteering as a National Trust room steward, hear her story.

Meet Peter 

As part of its ongoing exhibition project ‘What is Home’, Croome in Worcestershire is exploring the relationship with its past history as a school. Ex-pupil and now exhibition volunteer guide, Peter, shares his experiences.

Meet Alison 

Volunteer Alison Wakeman is the resident beekeeper at Dudmaston in Shropshire. Discover how she monitors the welfare of the four beehives she looks after.

Young volunteers at Greenway National Trust Images / Arnhel de Serra

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.

Read their stories Volunteers clearing autumn leaves at Arlington Court, Devon National Trust Images / John Millar

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.

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Ways to volunteer 

Protecting special places is a big job with loads of different ways for you to get involved and make a difference. Whatever your likes and interests we have a volunteer opportunity suitable for you.

Why volunteer? 

Learning new skills, being active and making friends in magical surroundings; there are loads of great reasons to start volunteering.

Frequently asked questions 

Find some answers to the most frequent questions we get from our would-be volunteers.

Volunteers clearing vegetation on a working holiday National Trust Images / James Dobson

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.

More about working holidays

Volunteer Management Traineeship 

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

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