Welcome to the website of the
Welcome to the Manchester National Trust Volunteers website. We are an outdoor conservation group affiliated to the National Trust (NT) and help with practical conservation work on NT properties mainly in the North West.
The local properties we work at are the Styal Estate, Hare Hill Gardens, Lyme Park and the areas of Alderley Edge and High Peak. We also work at properties further afield such as Biddulph Grange Garden, Speke Hall, Hardcastle Crags, Formby, Erddig,Thurstaston and Helsby Hill.
We have annual working weekend visits to Snowdonia in the Spring, Wharfedale in the Summer and High Wray close to Lake Windermere in December.
In 2016 MNTV celebrated it's 30th birthday with a party on the Styal Estate, as part of the celebrations a video was put together giving an insight into what we have been upto for the last 30 years. This video can be found here
There is a social side to our group and have monthly events such as pub nights, ten pin bowling, theatre trips and walks are organised by our commitee - see "Social Events" page for more information
Come and join us for a great day of fresh air, excercise, new friends, learn new skills and a real sense of having done something important to help a special place.
New members are always welcome, age is no obstacle although a reasonable amount of fitness is necessary (unfortunately we are unable to work with those under 18 unless accompanied by an adult).
If you haven't got your own transport, many of the properties we work at have public transport links nearby and lifts can be arranged for the remainder of the journey.
After giving us a go and finding you like us, we ask that you pay an annual subscription of £7 which will help to pay for essential items such as tools, protective clothing and web domain that enable the group to carry out its work in support of the National Trust. If you volunteer for at least 50 hours by next March you will receive a 12-month NT Volunteer card which gets you free entry to NT properties for a year plus 20% discount in NT shops and cafes, and a NT car parking sticker. This is a big 'thank-you' for volunteering to help the National Trust.
Why not come along and give us a try?
20 Brassington Road
Sunday 29 May 2022
Today we head to Staffordshire and Biddulph Grange Garden, the garden dates back to 1841 and was designed by James Bateman. Head Gardener Paul and his team are awaiting our help we have taken part...
Sunday 12 June 2022
Today we are joining forces with our friends from Merseyside on one of their main properties, Chirk Castle.
Chirk Castle was constructed by Roger Mortimer de Chirk in the late 13th Century, under...