Volunteer mending a wire fence copyright Steve Barber
Volunteer mending a wire fence

What you can do

We have lots of opportunities for you to help us and 'put something back' such as:

  • Help the Rangers on work parties. Repair walls or clear vegetation, survey rights of way, maintain footpaths and do patrols.
  • Leading walks and events out and about in the National Park.
  • Support the Environment and Heritage team surveying wildlife and monitoring archaeological sites.
  • Carry out visitor surveys and marshal events for the Countryside team
  • Look after the gardens at Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre with the gardeners.
  • Work with our partners on projects such as Fix the Fells (opens in new window).

We don't recruit for these volunteering roles all the time. Please check the current opportunities page to see what help we are currently looking for.

Team spirit

The Lake District Volunteers Service works with National Park Authority staff to involve volunteers in their work. We are supported by a Volunteer Leadership Team and publish a newsletter and an online extranet to keep people in touch with what we do.

Mentors support new volunteers and we regularly meet up around the National Park as well as holding an annual Volunteers Day to celebrate our achievements. There is also a training programme to help people get the most of out of their volunteering.  

To find out what general volunteering opportunities you can get involved with, please look at our Types of opportunities.