A Lake District National Park Authority volunteer leads a guided walk to Lingmoor

Current volunteering opportunities

Our volunteers play an important role in almost every aspect of the Lake District National Park Authority's work. There are likely to be volunteers active somewhere in the Lake District on every day of the year!

Most volunteer roles require a regular commitment so will best suit those resident in Cumbria. We welcome applications from everyone aged 18 and over, with no upper age limit. If you are aged 14-18, take a look at our Young Ranger programme.

We are currently welcoming new volunteers to the roles listed below.

You can find out more about what each role involves, how to apply, the time commitment and how we'll support you by clicking on the relevant role.

Young Rangers working on a path in Far Easdale

Young Rangers

Volunteering as a Young Ranger is a great way to get involved in practical conservation, learn new skills and make new friends.

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Throstle Garth packhorse bridge John Hodgson

Volunteer Content Creator

By volunteering with us as a Content Creator you will help us to capture different aspects of the National Park; creating inspiring content that help us tell our story to our communities, visitors and stakeholders in an authentic way.

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Bluebell path copyright Nick Thorne

Look Wild

Get the micro-volunteering bug today and join the biggest citizen’s science project that National Parks have ever undertaken.

Look Wild uses a free nature identification app that will name plants and animals for you and contribute to a huge National Park-led project at the same time. It’s free to learn about the natural world around you whilst doing your bit to protect it.

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