Volunteers planting trees in Caldbeck
Volunteers planting trees in Caldbeck

Current opportunities

Volunteer Mentors Required

Do you have a background in conservation, landscape management or outdoor education?

Have you worked for a range of organisations or perhaps even set up your own business in any of the above fields?

Could you spare 5 days over the next year to share your knowledge and understanding of the sector with our Fell Futures apprentices?

If so we would love to hear from you.

Fell Futures is a Heritage Lottery Funded project. It is a 3 year scheme to train young people in countryside management skills.


We have 9 apprentices in post and we're looking for people to mentor and support them, by coming along to 5 sessions over the next 12 months. The days will include both indoor and outdoor sessions where everyone will get together to share personal experiences and knowledge through workshops and field visits.


Whilst inspiring and helping our apprentices discover their potential you can broaden their experience as well as your own. This is a great opportunity to help us develop the next generation of land managers to look after the Lake District.


We are looking for people who are easily approachable, have a friendly manner and an interest in sharing their personal experience of working in this field. We have devised a programme of workshops and field visits throughout the National Park and would love to hear from you if you would like to take part.No formal qualifications or previous experience is required, just a willingness to offer some guidance and support to young people starting out on their careers.


Full training will be provided and we also offer out of pocket expenses for travel within Cumbria to your place of volunteering. If you are interested or  would like to get involved please contact:

Tim Duckmanton tim.duckmanton@lakedistrict.gov.uk  OR

Matt Eaves  Matthew.eaves@lakedistrict.gov.uk    07500 987980

 

Do you want to get involved in an exciting new venture to inspire and engage young children about the National Park?

Are you an excellent communicator with a passion for the Lake District?

Can you spare some time over the summer holidays?

If so, we would love to hear from you…

We're looking for people willing to spend a couple of hours a week leading short activities for families with young children, as part of our new mini – trekkers  events programme, which we are piloting this summer.

We'd like to offer activities at different locations across the National Park. Activities have been prepared and resourced and you would deliver these with a co-leader.

This role will suit excellent communicators who enjoy working with children and groups and have a good local knowledge. 

If you can commit around a day a week throughout the summer holidays we'll train and support you so you can do your tasks effectively with confidence and in a safe way. We'll also reimburse your travel expenses.

It's a great way to meet other people, get some experience and support the National Park in an enjoyable and high profile role.

If you would like to find out more please contact Annie Duckworth, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator on 01539 792891 or email annieduckworth@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 Courtney Alderson, Volunteer Support Apprentice on 01539 792891 or email courtney.alderson@lakedistrict.gov.uk Or email Sue Preston-Jones, Brockhole Gardener at sue.preston-jones@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Alternatively you can write to the Authority at our offices in Kendal:
Volunteer Recruitment
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road
Kendal
LA9 7RL

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

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 Courtney Alderson Volunteer Support Apprentice on 01539 792891 or email courtney.alderson@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Alternatively you can write to the Authority at our offices in Kendal:
Volunteer Recruitment
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road
Kendal
LA9 7RL

 

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

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):