We are looking for a couple of people to join our committed team of Bird hide Volunteers at Brockhole – the Lake District Visitor Centre. The ideal candidate will have a good natural history knowledge and excellent communication and team working skills. You will be paired up with another volunteer and your main role will be to chat to visitors in the birdhide about the range of wildlife and other aspects of Lake District natural history.
If you could spare a couple of days each month during the school holidays then we would love to hear from you.
In return for your time, we will offer out of pocket expenses and a full training and induction programme.
If you think this is a role you would enjoy, please contact Lorraine Brierley
We are looking to recruit Park Management volunteers to work alongside Rangers to carry out practical countryside management maintenance and improvement works within the Lake District National Park.
The role will be very "hands on" is open to anyone and will particularly suit someone who would like to gain experience in practical countryside management, or simply enjoys being outside doing physical tasks. No experience is necessary but a reasonable level of strength and fitness would be desirable for this very practical volunteering role.
As well as 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.
If you are interested in volunteering we will be holding a number of taster sessions. It is an opportunity for you to come along and meet staff, get a flavour of volunteering and clarify whether we are the right organisation for you.
Wednesday 25 November 2015, 10am - 3pm
Meet at Dalegarth, Hassness near Buttermere.
Grid reference:NY187159. Postcode: CA13 9XA (this is not approximate).
Working on the Hassness Estate with National Park Rangers you will assist with clearing rhododendron.
The Lake District National Park Authority has owned the Hassness Estate, located on the eastern shore of Buttermere, since 1954. The property is a small rural estate of approximately 11 hectares (about 27 acres) comprising two substantial properties (Hassness House and Dalegarth House), with mixed woodland and some farmland.
Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring a packed lunch.
More dates and details will appear here over the coming weeks, so please check again soon.
If you would like to find out more about the role, attend a taster session, or have any questions please contact Dylan Jackman, Ranger Projects on 01768 871404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 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):