Young people are the future of our National Parks. The Lake District Young Rangers programme is helping to transform the lives of future generations, helping them care for this spectacular landscape.
We’re seeking passionate and committed volunteer leaders to join Young Rangers to help motivate and develop people aged 14 to 19 years of age to learn life skills and be inspired about the natural environment.
Working alongside National Park staff, volunteers and partners, you will help develop a monthly programme of activities such as practical conservation tasks and recreational activities.
You will have experience of working or volunteering with young people in a supervisory role and have a passion for and a broad understanding of the Lake District National Park.
What can you get out volunteering to lead young people:
What will young people get from your leadership and support:
How will the National Park benefit from your volunteering:
This programme is being delivered in partnership with United Utilities.
For more information on this role and Young Rangers please contact Belinda Turnbull, Volunteer Led Activity Coordinator on 01539 724555 or email email@example.com
Our new Family Ranger programme at the Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole is seeking a committed volunteer. Be part of this exciting new initiative to help families discover, explore and conserve the area.
Are you someone with great organisational skills who would enjoy working with families and is happy to get stuck in with a variety of tasks? If so we’d love to hear from you.
You will have a passion for the Lake District and the skills to inspire and enthuse others. The programme will run once a month, starting in September.
Activities will be led by specialist staff, volunteers and partners. Your role will be to help plan and organise sessions throughout the year.
You will be the main point of contact for all Family Ranger activities, from lakeshore litter picks to practical conservation tasks, liaising with the leaders and coordinating attendance.
Additionally, you may be asked to assist with resource preparation or occasionally to lead activities such as pond dipping or simple guided trails.
Taking part in the session and offering encouragement and support to families is also a key part of the role.
The role is open to anyone, no experience is necessary. You’ll have good communication skills and a professional, friendly manner. Due to the nature of the activities a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required.
In addition to training and supporting you, so you can do your tasks effectively with confidence and in a safe way, we will cover any out of pocket expenses. Acceptance is subject to satisfactory references.
If you would like to find out more about the role please contact Belinda Turnbull on 01539 724555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to encourage people to visit Brockhole by using their bike, boat or bus around lake Windermere. This role takes our visitor centre out into the National Park to meet people and help them learn about the special qualities of the Lake District. We are looking for positive, outgoing, reliable people who are customer focused and enjoy sharing our wonderful National Park.
The role is based at Waterhead and Bowness Bay piers, one day a month, greeting visitors who are travelling on Windermere Lake Cruises boats and encouraging them to visit Brockhole. This role is a great way to learn more about the National Park, meet other people, and to support the National Park in a great location.
We are looking for Visitor Service Support volunteers to act as "Brockhole Ambassadors" to help out on weekends and during school holidays to ensure that visitors to Brockhole, Visitor Centre have a world class visitor experience.
The "Brockhole Ambassadors" will help support the Brockhole team by carrying out with a variety of tasks. Such as welcoming visitors and giving them the information they need to make the most of their visit along with other tasks such as driving the Brockmobile and helping with crazy golf hire. They will also have the chance to get involved with many of the special events taking place 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 Authority. A good local knowledge and broad understanding of the National Park would be an advantage although not essential.
This role is a great way to learn more about the National Park, meet other people, and to support the National Park in an enjoyable manner. There will also be other benefits, such as discount in the Brockhole shop and café as well as free parking at Brockhole.
This opportunity is open to anyone and no experience is necessary. In addition to training and supporting you, so you can do your tasks effectively with confidence and in a safe way, we will cover travel expenses within the county.
The Lake District National Park Authority is looking for volunteers to assist in the gardens and grounds at Brockhole, The Lake District Visitor Centre.
As a "Garden and Ground Maintenance Volunteer" you will play a key part in maintaining the gardens and grounds by completing tasks such as planting, painting and wall repairs. The role is very flexible and is open to anyone. No experience is necessary as a full induction and training will be provided, but those with maintenance and/or gardening experience would be a welcome addition to the team at Brockhole.
It's a great way to learn more about the National Park meeting other people, whilst spending time out and about in a beautiful location and supporting the work of the National Park.
We are looking for people who can commit to a minimum of a few hours each fortnight. We will cover any out of pocket expenses and offer other benefits, such as discount in the Brockhole shop and café as well as free parking.
Alternatively you can write to the Authority at our offices in Kendal, to enquire about any of these roles:
Lake District National Park Authority
Find out more about Brockhole, The Lake District Visitor Centre.
We are always pleased to hear from potential new volunteers to support our work. We only recruit volunteers when we have tasks for them to do, and into roles that match volunteers' skills, knowledge, experience and motivation. We don't recruit for these volunteering roles all the time, but if you are interested please contact Dylan Jackman, Park Management Volunteer Coordinator email@example.com
We are currently not recruiting for volunteer events and guided walk leaders. However if you would be interested in future recruitment please contact Belinda Turnbull, Volunteer Led Activity Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not currently recruiting. However if you are interested in taking part in archaeological surveys and conservation then please check back in the future.
In the meantime, please feel free to look through our programme of archaeology events - as some of them (including the archaeology conference) are open to all members of the public.
Other organisations who have volunteers in the National Park include (all links open in new window):