Current opportunities

Brockhole Kitchen Garden project

We have recently been awarded Heritage Lottery funding to help restore Brockhole's Kitchen Gardens. Our plan is to bring a re-designed space back to productive life, with the crop being used in the cafe and The Gaddum. This project has three volunteer roles. There's archive and social history research into the garden and its original designer, Thomas Mawson, there's a role to help bring the gardens to life for our visitors, and there's opportunities for practical hands-on gardening too. 

Click on the links below to find out more about each role. If you'd like to apply, or have questions about the roles or project, then please contact our Recruitment and Training Coordinator, Annie Duckworth on 01539 792893 or by email -

Open day - find out more about volunteering at Brockhole

  • Tuesday, 14 May 2019. 2pm - 4pm or 6pm - 7.30pm. Brockhole on Windermere

Please email if you would like to attend and specify which session.

Archive Research and Social History

Help to unearth the fascinating history of Brockhole's Kitchen Gardens - originally designed by famed landscape architect Thomas Mawson.

Archive Research and Social History

Visitor Guide

Help bring the gardens to life for Brockhole's visitors - take centre stage to guide people through the new gardens, highlighting the seasonal crops and

Visitor Guide


If getting your hands dirty is more your style, then help bring the gardens back to life by volunteering as a gardener. You'll help with initial planting and maintenance, and then be on hand to see the crop grow.


Other opportunities

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Information Centre volunteers

Share your knowledge of the Lakes and meet new people while volunteering from one of our three Information Centres located in our popular visitor honey pots!

More info here
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Great North Swim Event Steward

Join the team and help more than 30,000 swimmers and spectators have an absolutley awesome time!

More info here
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Coniston Boating Centre Maintenance Volunteer

Carry out all sorts of boat and bike maintenance repairs based on the shores of Coniston Water.

More info here
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Volunteer with Rusland Horizons

Rusland Horizons is a three year community project based in south Lakes between Coniston Water and Windermere. Check out the range of volunteering opportunites here.

Rusland Horizons website
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Car Park Survey Volunteer

Travel around the Lakes and identify small repairs and maintenance issues in our car parks .

More info here

Volunteer with our National Park Rangers

Park Management volunteers work alongside Rangers to carry out practical countryside management, maintenance and improvement works within the National Park. They work in all weathers and gain practical skills such as dry stone walling, hanging gates and constructing bridges. Volunteers commit a minimum of 12 days per year.

Opportunities in the western Lakes:

If you live in the West of Cumbria and would like to find out more about volunteering with us, then please contact for more information.

Volunteer guided activity leaders

Our volunteer activity leaders deliver a range of guided walks across the Lake District National Park. From easy, low level walks suitable for families and young people, to high fell hikes. We are currently seeking volunteers who have a passion for the Lake District and who are familiar with the National Park. All our leaders are trained and assessed in navigation, group leadership skills and first aid.

We are particularly keen to recruit leaders for our family and easy, low level walks.

If you'd like to find out more about this rewarding role please contact for more information.

Other opportunities

We are not currently recruiting for other areas, however we constantly review our requirements for volunteers, and as soon as recruitment re-opens there will be full details available on the website – so please check back then. Thank you.