We are a volunteer group affiliated to National Trust, who help maintain properties in Essex and Suffolk. Our region extends from Dunwich Heath in the north, to Danbury Commons in the south, and Ickworth Park in the west. We can trace our roots back to 1983, and have held several guises over the years, becoming Essex & Suffolk National Trust Volunteers in March 2021.
We meet for a task on Sundays once a fortnight and transport can usually be arranged. Tasks are mostly outdoors, working in woodland, farmland and gardens across a number of properties. Tools are provided and instruction on how to use them safely is given. In addition to the experience you will gain, rangers can provide valuable insight into careers in conservation.
We also aim to offer one Working Weekend each year, along with social events and other ways to participate with National Trust.
– You do not have to be a National Trust member to volunteer with us
– There is no commitment to come out on every task
– You don’t need to have any particular skills or knowledge, and our work parties usually include a range of tasks
Regular volunteers become eligible for Volunteer cards, entitling you to discounts at National Trust shops and cafes, and from National Trust holidays.