Volunteering & Jobs

Across Scotland, we have more than 4,500 people working to protect Scotland’s heritage, at historic houses and castles, gardens, the countryside and in a variety of support roles.

Be part of us

Our people come from a wide variety of backgrounds, bringing a diverse range of skills and talents. So whether you’re passionate about your local garden or fascinated by Scotland’s history, we have a range of roles in different locations with time commitments to suit you. Our people include:

  • more than 500 year-round employees
  • more than 700 seasonal employees, often working in our fantastic places during the busy summer months
  • more than 3,500 volunteers, who give their time and effort on an unpaid basis to support the Trust and its work

Take a look at our current opportunities to see what’s available right now.

Investing in Volunteers

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management. We’re proud to have held this accreditation for our volunteer programme since 2012, and to have successfully attained re-accreditation in 2015. By working to both achieve this award and then maintain its standards, our aim is to ensure all our volunteers have a fantastic experience with the Trust.

Our Strategy

Our new strategy – Nature, Beauty & Heritage for Everyone – provides a framework for the future of the National Trust for Scotland as we look towards our centenary in 2031.



Find a volunteering opportunity

Join our volunteering community.

Training & Internships

Looking for your first experience with the Trust?

Find a job

Work with Scotland’s largest conservation charity.