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

Volunteer Roles

Our volunteers play an important role in almost every aspect of the Lake District National Park Authority's work. In 2019 we had a volunteer active somewhere in the Lake District on every day of the year! This page details some of the different roles our volunteers take, from those who help us support visitors to the National Park to our Fix the Fells volunteers who maintain the fell footpath network.

We welcome applications to most volunteer roles from everyone aged 18 and over, with no upper age limit. If you are age 14-18, look at our Young Ranger programme. If you'd like to get involved in helping us look after this special part of the country, then please get in touch.

Active Volunteer Roles

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, how we'll support you and much more by clicking on the relevant role.

A Fix the Fells volunteer holding a spade in celebration

Fix the Fells Lengthsman

Fix the Fells lengthsmen help maintain the spectacular fell path network that criss-crosses the Lake District National Park, keeping paths open, usable and safe.

Find out how to become a Fix the Fells Lengthsman
A photograph showing an LDNPA Boat Crew Volunteer in action

Boat Crew Volunteer

Our Boat Crew Volunteers help to keep lake users safe on Coniston Water and Ullswater, sharing information and advice on water safety and responsible enjoyment of the lakes. If you have boating experience, this could be the role for you.

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Other Volunteer Roles

These volunteer roles are not currently open for recruitment but form an important part of our volunteering programme.

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

Guided Walk Leader

Our volunteer Guided Walk Leaders unlock the Lake District National Park landscape to thousands of visitors a year, across more than 200 walks from Easter to October.

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Visitor Support Volunteers in Action

Visitor support volunteer

Some areas of the National Park get particularly busy, and many visitors are on their first visit to the Lake District. Our Visitor Support Volunteers give a warm welcome and friendly advice on how to have fun, where to find facilities and how to be a respectful visitor.

Brockhole Visitor Support Volunteer

The Lake District National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole is a beautiful spot that attracts visitors from all over the world. Our Brockhole Visitor Support Volunteers help them get the most out of their day and enjoy all that this wonderful lakeside site has to offer.

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Park Management Volunteer

Our Park Management volunteers help to preserve, maintain and improve the spectacular Lake District National Park landscape through a wide variety of Ranger-led tasks.

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Young Rangers working in the Lake District National Park.

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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Large crowd of familes holding pumkins and watching streamers at a Halloween event

Halloween event volunteer

Help us with the Lake District's biggest family Halloween event at Brockhole on Windermere. Setting up, ticketing, helping visitors enjoy their day and event clear up roles all needed.