About Us

We are a National Trust volunteer supporter group that helps maintain special places in Essex and Suffolk. We were formed in 1983, and have grown and renamed several times, becoming Essex & Suffolk National Trust Volunteers in 2021.

We provide opportunities to contribute to the Trust at Sunday work parties. These include varied outdoor conservation tasks that make a big difference! We visit several properties including houses and mills, heaths, woods, gardens and farms. We also aim to offer one Working Weekend each year, social events, and other ways to support the Trust.

Volunteering with us is rewarding, and the group is friendly and inclusive. You will learn and develop hands-on skills, enhance your CV, and gain a great advantage for careers in conservation

You do not have to be a Trust member to join in, and you don’t need any particular knowledge or abilities. We don’t ask for a minimum commitment – you can take part as often as you like. As a regular volunteer, you will become eligible for a Volunteer Card, providing free entry to National Trust sites, and discounts from its shops, cafes and holidays.

Take a look through the Photo Albums to see our recent activities, and our programme to see what we have coming up!