Remembrance volunteering

At The Royal British Legion we’re committed to helping everyone understand the importance of Remembrance, so that those sacrifices are not forgotten. Volunteer with us to help keep the memories alive.

National Memorial Arboretum volunteer

Part of the Legion family of charities, the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. It has over 300 memorials, including the striking Armed Forces Memorial that commemorates those killed on duty or from terrorism, from the end of the Second World War to present.

We have many ways for people to volunteer, including:

Working weekend volunteers 

On the first full weekend of each month, we need volunteers for the NMA’s working weekends. This is a great activity for the whole family to get involved, including activities such as:

  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Mulching, and
  • General grounds maintenance.

Front of house volunteers

Help visitors get the best of their visit to the Arboretum through:

  • Meeting and greeting visitors
  • Assisting at reception
  • Acting as guides on walks
  • Providing buggy tours of the site
  • Giving short presentations
  • Giving outside talks to groups, and
  • Stewarding at special events. 

Learning volunteers

Educate children and young people about the Arboretum, the history of the memorials and contribute to the learning strategy.

Retail and catering volunteers

In the NMA's:

  • On-site visitor centre
  • Gift shop
  • Tearoom, and
  • Restaurant. 


Please remember the NMA roles are only available in the Staffordshire area.

More information

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with the Legion, please see all the ways you can get involved.

Please explore the benefits of volunteering, our volunteering FAQs or get in touch with us below. 

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