Coronavirus has had huge impacts on the world, and the Lake District National Park is no different. Local communities, businesses and the National Park Authority have all been heavily affected by the pandemic. Many Lake District businesses rely on tourism to thrive, and we're delighted to see visitors returning to the National Park. We're also thrilled to see many people coming to the Lake District for the first time, and one of our priorities is to support them to enjoy the National Park responsibly.
This summer we'll be focussing our volunteering efforts on supporting visitors, new and old, and helping them get the most out of their stay. We'll be doing that in two main ways; through a presence in our busy car parks and by supporting our team at the National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole.
By doing this we'll be helping ensure that visitors enjoy the National Park in a sustainable and responsible way; by helping keep car parks and roads clear, by advising about keeping the landscape pristine, and by sharing new areas and ways to explore the Lake District. The roles will also be supporting the National Park Authority, local communities and businesses to recover from the economic problems created by coronavirus.
We hope to welcome you to our team of over 400 volunteers; all of whom share a love of the Lake District.