Current opportunities

Brockhole Visitor Services volunteer

We are looking for Visitor Service Support volunteers to help out on weekends and school holidays to ensure that visitors to Brockhole have a world class experience

You will help support the Brockhole team by carrying out tasks such as welcoming and advising visitors, driving the Brockmobile and helping with crazy golf hire. You will also have the chance to get involved with events throughout the season.

We are looking for people who are excellent communicators, enjoy meeting people and are prepared to be an ambassador for the National Park. Good knowledge and understanding of the National Park would also be an advantage. No experience is necessary and  training and support is provided.

To find out more, please contact Katrina Stacey on 015394 40261 email katrina.stacey@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Information Centre Volunteer

The Information Centres at Keswick, Glenridding and Bowness are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help visitors get the most of their stay in the Lake District National Park.

We are looking for people who would enjoy advising visitors, as well as helping them to access information on touch pad tablets. Training and support will be provided, so that you will be able to carry out the role confidently. We will also reimburse your travel expenses from within Cumbria. 

This would suit someone who can commit at least every week, however we are flexible.

To find out more, please contact Lorraine Brierley on 01539 792605 email lorraine.brierley@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Park Management Volunteers

Park Management volunteers work alongside Rangers to carry out practical countryside management, maintenance and improvement works within the National Park. They work in all weathers and gain practical skills such as dry stone walling, hanging gates and constructing bridges. Volunteers commit a minimum of 12 days per year.

If you live in the West of Cumbria and would like to find out more about volunteering with us then please contact volsadmin@lakedistrict.gov.uk for more info.

We are not currently recruiting for other areas, however we constantly review our  requirements for volunteers ,and it is likely that recruitment  will resume in Autumn  2017. As soon as recruitment re-opens there will be full details available on the website – so please check back then. Thank you

In the meantime, if you are keen to take part in some alternative practical conservation work parties around the Lake District, then please have a look at our Partner organisation Friends of the Lake District  www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk who  run a programme of Fell Care days throughout the year or the Forestry Commission's Grizedale Forest work parties, which are open to all.

Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Leaders

We are currently not recruiting for Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Leaders.

If you are interested in hearing about future recruitment, please contact Belinda Turnbull, Volunteer Led Activity Coordinator, at belinda.turnbull@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Archaeology Volunteers

We are not currently recruiting for Archaeology Volunteers. 

In the meantime, please feel free to look through our programme of archaeology events - as some, including the Archaeology Conference, are open to the public.

Other volunteering organisations in the Lake District National Park

Other organisations who have volunteers in the National Park include (all links open in new window):