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 volunteer from everyone aged 16 and over, and there is no upper age limit. 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 our Visitor Support roles, both at the National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole, and at busy 'hotspot' locations throughout the Lake District. You can find out more about what each role involves, the time commitment, how we'll support you and much more by clicking on them.

If you are ready to apply, you can complete our online application form and a member of the team will be in touch to start your volunteering journey with us.

A view of Brockhole, the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre

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.

Find out how to become a Brockhole Visitor Support Volunteer
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.

Find out how to become a Visitor Support Volunteer

Other Volunteer Roles

These volunteer roles are not currently open for recruitment but form an important part of our volunteering programme. If you are interested in one of these roles you can register your interest and we will let you know when recruitment opens.

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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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.

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A Lake District National Park Authority volunteer builds a drystone wall

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.

Role profile for Park Management Volunteer
Lake District National Park volunteers and staff offer advice to visitors

Information Centre Volunteer

Our Information Centre volunteers play an important role in helping visitors to the Lake District National Park make the most of their visit by sharing their knowledge and passion for this special place.

Role profile for Information Centre Volunteer