Volunteers from Arco Limited copyright LDNPA

Corporate volunteering

Through our Corporate Volunteering Scheme you will get the chance to work alongside our Volunteers Service and put something back into the stunning landscape we all love.

It gives you and your employees the opportunity to work with a renowned professional environmental brand. It helps you develop professional relationships, which have a mutual benefit for both your organisation and ours.

What can you expect from the day?

You will meet in a beautiful part of the Lake District National Park to enjoy a day of conservation and team work. You will be introduced to a team of experienced leaders, who will make sure you have a fun and safe day. We can tailor your day so the volunteering helps to deliver your company's Corporate Social Responsibility commitments.

Firstly there will be an introduction including background information on the conservation task to be done. You will then have a short 'toolbox talk' to cover all health and safety aspects of your volunteering. Risk assessments and insurances have been covered, allowing you to relax into your volunteering in a safe environment.

You will be given all the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and tools you need to complete your volunteering.

How does your company benefit?

You will be putting something back that has a legacy. We can create a reciprocal link between us to demonstrate elements of your Corporate Social Responsibility. You will help your employees to give something positive back and learn about each other in a different setting. The day represents good value because you'll only need to do the minimum of organisation - we sort everything out for you.

How do your employees benefit?

It's a great way for people to get out of their normal work space and enjoy a fantastic and constructive event. As a team building exercise, the day will help to embed existing team working skills. And it will go towards developing a positive and practical demonstration of good practice.

Our pricing policy

£600 (+VAT) per day for eight people on our basic package. It is £70 (+VAT) per person to add extra group members.

This includes:

  • A trained member of the National Park team to supervise the task and answer any questions. They will be on hand all day.
  • Introduction, background and support to complete the task
  • A Health and Safety briefing before starting your task
  • Risk Assessment
  • Trained First Aider
  • Liability insurance
  • Car parking
  • PPE equipment, for example gloves and hi-visibility vests where needed
  • Tools and materials to do the task

Company volunteering in the Lake District

Arco Limited

The first day was spent refurbishing one of the sets of wood steps. They lead 150 feet down to the shores of Windermere from the National Park car park and picnic site at Beech Hill. This involved digging out accumulated grass and earth and resurfacing with two tons of crushed slate all carried down by bucket!

"Nine work colleagues and I gained great satisfaction over the two days, completing tough but quite manageable tasks mainly involved in path and walkway maintenance. A lot of this was down to Field Ranger Dave Bell, who did an excellent job of gauging the right level of work, and led us enthusiastically, giving clear guidance prior and during the activity. He is a great advocate for the Authority. Arco is one of the largest family owned companies in the UK and are very proud of their commitments to charity and community activities." - Jon Hammond, National Accounts Sales Manager for Arco.

The Good Women Group

The Good Women Group

Jess said - "We had an excellent day volunteering with the Lake District National Park Authority and we would highly recommend it. Not only was it educational and fun, it also allowed us to give something back to the community as we have all walked in the Lake District and only now understand how much time and effort goes into maintaining it. Phil and Wilky were excellent supervisors and showed great patience with us. They allowed us great freedom to develop our skills but gently guided us when we needed it. We cannot thank you enough for the experience and are only sorry that it was not longer. We will be back!" - Jess, Good Woman Group.

Olympus Engineering

Olympus Engineering working hard on dry stone walling

Olympus Engineering, based in the West Midlands, had young apprentices who needed to complete volunteering days that touched on team working, working in a different environment and putting something back as part of their training.

"We all had a great time, it was a real good opportunity for us to try a different style of working and also to be able to give something back to the community and also help the National Park." - Josh Partridge, Olympus Engineering Team Leader.

Volunteer with us

To organise a team day and experience the outdoors and conservation work within the Lake District National Park, get in touch:

volunteering@lakedistrict.gov.uk