About Us

We are a volunteer group affiliated to National Trust, who help rangers maintain their properties in Suffolk and Essex. Our patch extends from Dunwich Heath in the north, to Danbury Commons in the south, and to Ickworth Park 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 to the experience you will gain, 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.

– 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.