Every year nearly 4,000 enthusiastic volunteers donate their time to projects, properties and events at the National Trust for Scotland. Their invaluable contribution is a vital part of our conservation work and goes a long way towards helping us care for some of Scotland’s most iconic and beautiful places.
We are delighted to have a vibrant volunteering community spanning the length and breadth of Scotland. From drystane dyking on Fair Isle and property guiding in the Borders to bat monitoring at Threave and buggy driving in Ben Lomond, our volunteers deliver a huge range of essential roles.
Volunteer roles are flexible and can work around your existing commitments, be it family, studies or work. You can volunteer anything from 2 hours per week to full time depending on your individual circumstances. Full training will be provided for all of our roles.
So whether you’re looking to gain experience in the heritage sector or visitor services, develop your interest in nature conservation, explore new places or simply meet new people, volunteering with us offers a wide range of opportunities.
Our dedicated volunteers within Central Office are part of the team that helps the National Trust for Scotland carry out its aims and objectives to look after Scotland's cultural and natural heritage.
Based at Hermiston Quay in Edinburgh, our volunteers can be found helping with administrative tasks, data entry, carrying out occasional research into key developments and answering questions from the public. This is simply a sample of the range of important work carried out by our volunteers.
Find out more by checking our opportunities page. Alternatively, contact us if you would like to discuss possible specialist volunteering options. You can also support the work carried out at the National Trust for Scotland by donating to our cause.