Volunteer with us

Supported by volunteers, the National Trust for Scotland protects, cares for, shares and speaks up for Scotland’s magnificent heritage. Volunteers contribute their time, experience, skills and enthusiasm, enabling us to do so much more for the places in our care.

We’ve got a wide range of projects across Scotland that are suited to all ages. That’s why we have volunteers aged from 4 to 94!

As Scotland’s largest conservation charity, we have a huge ongoing responsibility to nurture our natural landscapes, preserve our stunning islands, support our rich wildlife, tend our beautiful gardens, maintain our magnificent castles and conserve the numerous national treasures in our care. That’s a lot of ground to cover but it does mean there are lots of fun and rewarding projects that you can get involved in.

You can support us through volunteering in many different ways – including joining a team of gardeners, sharing your love of history as a guide, learning about conservation, and looking after beautiful landscapes with a ranger team – and we can offer flexible ways of getting involved.

Hear from one of our volunteers on what inspired them to join the team, and what they do:


Our Volunteer Handbook 2023

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For a list of our volunteering roles currently available please see opportunities below, or for more information please see the FAQs.


Volunteer opportunities

Some of the volunteering roles currently available across the Trust and how to apply.

Volunteer FAQs

Frequently asked questions about volunteering at the National Trust for Scotland.