About Us

We are a volunteer National Trust supporter group, that helps maintain properties in Essex and Suffolk. Our region extends to Dunwich Heath, Danbury Commons, Ickworth Park and (tasks in planning!): Hatfield Forest. 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.

Our tasks are fortnightly on Sundays, and usually outdoors – working on farms, heaths, and in woods and gardens across several properties. Tools are provided and instructions 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 holidays.

Take a look at our task reviews to see the work we have done over recent years, and our programme to see what we have coming up!