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Volunteer at Sharpham and enjoy gratifying, outdoor experiences in a beautiful settingAs a volunteer you can make a real difference to The Sharpham Trust. And you’ll learn or burnish skills at the same time.

You’ll be part of a friendly, sociable family of people who

We run weekly volunteer days that give you the chance to meet new people, learn a new skill, connect with nature and get active in beautiful and inspiring surroundings alongside the River Dart in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Occasionally we recruit volunteers for special projects, such as the Green Oak Bench project that took place in Spring 2017, and our Heritage Lottery Fund supported project Discovering Sharpham.


Find out more about volunteering at Sharpham

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If you are interested in volunteering at Sharpham, contact Lucy Bell on 01803 731802 or email [email protected]

She’ll show you round and discuss options to suit your needs, interests or available time.

Garden volunteers: Tuesdays from 9.45am. 

Archive volunteers: Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10am.

Event volunteers: Open Days throughout the year, Sundays between 9am and 4pm. 

Barn Volunteer Coordinators: a year of service

Wild for People weekly conservation taster days: Thursdays, 10.30am to 3.30pm

Wild for People monthly rewilding taster days: Fridays, 10.30am to 3.30pm



We volunteer because we love nature and being outdoors in the beautiful Sharpham Estate”


There are all kinds of tasks to be done but experience is not necessary as our gardener Jesse Hammond provides instructions and guidance about what needs to be done"


It provides us the opportunity to experience a variety of gardening experiences and learn new gardening skills”


We feel part of something (Sharpham team) when we volunteer and it is great to feel that we can make a useful contribution”

Sharpham House is 10 minutes drive from Totnes, Devon, just outside the village of Ashprington. For full details and directions please click here

If you're without transport, we can arrange a taxi pick-up from Totnes Railway Station. Email Lucy on [email protected] to arrange.

Retreats & Events

At the heart of the Sharpham Trust ethos is our desire to build a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally-sustainable world. We connect people with nature and foster mindfulness and well-being through our programme of retreats, mindfulness courses, outdoor learning and the arts.

The Estate provides important habitats for wildlife which the Trust protects through organic farming, conservation work, educational activities and public engagement.