Volunteers planting trees in Caldbeck
Volunteers planting trees in Caldbeck

Current opportunities

Brockhole Wayfinder

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.

If you would like to find out more about the role please contact Tim Duckmanton on 01539 792674 or email tim.duckmanton@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Brockhole Ambassadors

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.

If you would like to find out more about the role please contact Tim Duckmanton on 01539 792674 or email tim.duckmanton@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Garden and Grounds Maintenance Volunteers

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.

To find out more about the role please contact Tim Duckmanton 01539 792674 or email tim.duckmanton@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Alternatively you can write to the Authority at our offices in Kendal, to enquire about any of these roles:
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road
Kendal
LA9 7RL

Find out more about Brockhole, The Lake District Visitor Centre.  

Park Management Volunteers

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 dylan.jackman@lakedistrict.gov.uk 

Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Leaders

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  belinda.turnbull@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Archaeology Volunteers

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 volunteering organisations in the Lake District National Park

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