About Us

We are a volunteer group affiliated to National Trust, who help rangers maintain their properties across Suffolk and Essex. Our patch extends from Dunwich in the north, to Danbury Common in the south, and to Ickworth (Bury St Edmunds) in the west.

We meet for a task on Sundays once a fortnight and transport can usually be arranged. Tasks are mostly outdoors, working in woodland, farmland and gardens across a variety of properties. Tools are provided and instruction on how to use them safely is given. In addition 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.

Phil in the Mill Pond at Flatford
Phil in the Mill Pond at Flatford

Building a boardwalk on Orford Ness

– 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 also become eligible for Volunteer cards, entitling you to discounts at National Trust shops and cafes, and from National Trust holidays.