National Trust for Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC007410

The National Trust for Scotland is the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage. Volunteers play a vital role in this work, ensuring that our historic buildings and our natural environment are preserved for present and future generations to enjoy.


Current opportunities

As part of a small team, you'll have a range of roles, but generally you'll help to ensure customers enjoy their visit, including welcoming visitors, processing membership and ticket sales, guiding visitors around the house, helping to conserve the collection and house, and promoting the important work of the National Trust for Scotland. Thomas Carlyle was an internationally influential 19th century writer, historian and social critic. As his place of birth, this property and its volunteer Guides provide visitors with a direct connection with this historically significant character.

We have 4 local groups based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Tayside and Grampian. Volunteers can join these groups and carry out tasks such as drystane dyking, footpath construction, woodland management and fencing, and to receive training in these.

The NTS is looking for volunteers to join their Conservation Volunteer Groups based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness. If you're passionate about the great outdoors and have an interest in conservation, our single day and residential weekend projects could be just what you're looking for! You'll have the opportunity to: Learn new skills such as drystone dyking, footpath maintenance and woodland management; Meet new people, enjoy fresh air and exercise, and become actively involved in conservation and the Trust; Work in beautiful gardens and stunning countryside throughout Scotland; Attend training courses and lectures to enhance your understanding of countryside skills and conservation issues.