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Our 500 volunteers all share a love of the Lake District

Lake District National Park Authority volunteers support our work in so many ways, including maintaining paths on the fells to welcoming first-time visitors in popular villages. Our volunteers come from all across Cumbria, and our diverse range of roles are suited to a range of interests. Although some roles require specialist skills, many opportunities do not require previous experience and we welcome applications from people aged 18 and over. For young people aged 14-18, take a look at our Young Ranger programme.

Current opportunities

Some volunteer roles are highlighted below. Please see current opportunities for more information on volunteer roles we are currently recruiting.

What our volunteers do

Castle Rigg

Archaeology volunteers

Would you like to get involved investigating and protecting the Lake District’s hidden history, taking part in archaeological surveys and conservation?

Fix the Fells

Fix the Fells volunteers

Help maintain the spectacular fell path network that criss-crosses the Lake District National Park, keeping paths open, usable and safe. With such high footfall it is important we help care for and protect the landscape for the future.


Ranger services volunteers

From checking gates and stiles to clearing drains and picking litter, our ranger services volunteers help keep our footpaths in order and are a friendly, informative face for visitors using them.

Miles Without Stiles

Miles Without Stiles volunteers

Miles Without Stiles Routes help give more people access to Lake District countryside. Volunteers help assess how accessible paths are for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users.

guided walks

Guided Walk Leaders

Our volunteer Guided Walk Leaders unlock the Lake District National Park landscape to thousands of visitors a year, across around 150 walks from Easter to October.

Boat crew

Boat crew volunteers

Ullswater and Coniston are patrolled by boat-based volunteers, helping keep lake users safe.

Young Ranger Leaders

Young Rangers

Learn new skills and meet new friends through practical conservation with a variety of partner organisations for 14-18 year olds.

Young Rangers removing non native conifers

Young Ranger Leaders

Volunteer leaders help support and enable the sessions for our young rangers.

Brockhole volunteers - three people stood in the grounds

Brockhole volunteers

Volunteers keep our visitor hub at Brockhole buzzing, providing a friendly welcome and help in our grounds and gardens, and support at events.

Bowness Information centre - products inside the shop

Information centre volunteers

Volunteers provide advice and information to the Lake District’s millions of visitors.

Outdoor educator and two people

Get your bearings instructors

We have experienced outdoor trainers who provide courses to ensure our volunteers have the skills they need.

Content Creator

Volunteer Content creators

Capture inspiring images and videos of different aspects of the Lake District National Park to help tell our story.