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 - annie.duckworth@lakedistrict.gov.uk.

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

Gardening

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.

Gardening

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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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
Rusland apprentices

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

Volunteer with our National Park Rangers

If its hands on,  practical conservation volunteering you are after then read on ...

Our Park Management volunteers work alongside Rangers to carry out practical countryside management, maintenance and improvement works within stunning areas accross the National Park. They work in all weathers accross different locations and gain practical skills such as dry stone walling, hanging gates and constructing bridges. 

Our rangers in the North run weekly workparties that  take place every Wednesday

Our Rangers in the South run weekly workparties that take place every Thursday

If you would like to find out more then please email Annie.duckworth@lakedistrict.gov.uk 

We have opportunities in all geographical areas but would be particularly keen to hear from anyone who is based in the west . 

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 not currently recruiting guided activity leaders but if you would like us to hold your details, we will contact you when we next recruit.

If you'd like to find out more about this rewarding role please contact belinda.turnbull@lakedistrict.gov.uk 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.