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Volunteering

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.

Meet our volunteers, read some of our volunteering FAQs, and if you think you have something to give, get in touch and we'll find a role to match!

Related pages:

  • Volunteer dry stone walling

    Traditional dry stone walling.

  • Guided walk volunteer

    Jean Savage, guided walk volunteer.

  • Volunteers and a ranger on a woodland conservation task

    Volunteers and a Ranger on a woodland conservation day.

  • Volunteer lake ranger

    Volunteer lake rangers on Windermere.

  • Volunteer ambassaor for the Lake District National Park

    Volunteer ambassdors at a visitor event.

  • A volunteer leading a guided walk in the Lake District National Park

    Leading a guided walk in the Lake District.