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Felbrigg Hall

Felbrigg Hall

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At the National Trust we protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. We look after hundreds of houses and close to a million objects, along with vast areas of coastline, countryside, ...

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Walking Volunteer

Walking Volunteer

Organisation role · 5–10 hrs/month · Starting from 6 Apr
Felbrigg Hall, Felbrigg Hall, Norwich, England NR11 8PR, United Kingdom
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Are you passionate about walking and inspiring others to get active, outdoors and connect with nature? Then why not join our new walking team.

Detailed description

Are you passionate about walking and inspiring others to get active, outdoors and connect with nature? We are creating a team to support setting up and delivering walks across our beautiful coast and countryside around Felbrigg & Sheringham. 


By getting involved, you could…  

  • Join an enthusiastic and varied team and make some new friends.
  • Meet people from all walks of life.
  • Let your personality shine and put your communication skills into action being part of a team to help lead great walks.
  • Help build participants connection to the outdoors.
  • Take pride in the knowledge that your contribution is helping to look after our special places for everyone, forever.
  • Keep fit and healthy.


You’d also be joining Europe’s largest conversation charity and the wider National Trust team proudly looking after 780 miles of coastline, over 250,000 hectares of land, over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments, gardens, parks, and nature reserves (including lighthouses, villages, pubs and a gold mine!). We are a unique charity welcoming millions of people each year and with a vision to open up places for the benefit of everyone, for ever.  


What’s involved? 

  • Be involved in our walking offer, whether that's leading the walk or helping to make sure it is safe and enjoyable. All walks have a leader and a back marker.
  • Assist staff with route planning and visitor information, with the possibility of offsite promotion and engagement with local groups.
  • Walk leader training will be provided and regular catch-up sessions with our walk Volunteer Manager. Incident management will be covered in detail during the Walk leader training including what walk leaders’ responsibilities are.
  • Being part of a team that may need to adapt and change in response to local needs, National Trust priorities or changes to government guidelines.


We want all our volunteers to feel welcome and to have an equally positive experience when volunteering with us.  So, volunteers will: 

  • Be provided with the necessary induction, training, equipment, and reasonable adjustments to do this role well and safely.
  • Be offered expenses to cover agreed travel costs between home and place of volunteering.
  • Have remote access to support, news, and rotas via our volunteer website.


This role will suit you if you are … 

  • Passionate about the outdoors and enjoy inspiring others to go walking.
  • Reasonably fit and healthy; able to carry a small backpack and first aid kit.
  • Keen to develop the National Trust's focus on developing inclusive offers to reach more diverse audiences.
  • Can adapt your approach and info to suit different situations and audiences.
  • Enthusiastic about your local environment and are an ambassador for the National Trust's cause to look after special places for everyone, for ever.
  • Available to volunteer on a regular basis
  • Having access to your own vehicle due to the remote locations of some of our walk locations 
  • Aspire to be a key player in developing this exciting new project.


All National Trust volunteers will be asked to  

  • Respect and uphold the National Trust values whilst volunteering with us. 
  • Complete training required of all NT volunteers and any role specific training.
  • Adhere to relevant policies and processes including safeguarding, health and safety, and equality and diversity. 

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

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About Felbrigg Hall

At the National Trust we protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. We look after hundreds of houses and close to a million objects, along with vast areas of coastline, countryside, and green spaces, for everyone’s benefit. With our staff, members, volunteers, and supporters, we’re the biggest conservation charity in Europe. Everyone can get involved, everyone can make a difference. Felbrigg Hall is one of the National Trust properties in Norfolk.