The Lake District National Park welcomes over 19 million visitors every year. On busy days even the most experienced visitor might find themselves stuck for information or somewhere to park, and that's where our Visitor Support Volunteers step in. Based in hotspot areas in the Lake District like Buttermere, Coniston and Grasmere, our volunteers help provide an informative welcome to all visitors. We provide information on what to do, where to park safely and how to make sure visitors leave no trace when they go home.
Our Visitor Support Volunteers will:
This role will suit you if you are:
We recommend that volunteers undertake a minimum of one duty every two weeks so you build up a knowledge of the duty and a rapport with the rest of the team. You can do more if you'd like to! Duties last up to four hours, and are split into morning or afternoon shifts to ensure we cover the busiest times of the day. Our duties are focussed on weekends, but there will be opportunities to volunteer in the week too.
We will provide a telephone and / or on-site briefing in advance of your first duty, and you will initially be paired up with a more experienced volunteer to show you the ropes.
Each time you are out volunteering there will be regular visits from LDNPA staff and Rangers, as well as support from other partner organisations. You'll also be a member of WhatsApp groups that provide immediate information and support.
This role is perfect for volunteers who are looking to meet new people, learn new skills and join a vibrant team. You'll get to meet people from all over the world and share your knowledge and passion for the Lake District.
In addition, you'll receive:
You can apply by completing our online application form. A member of the Volunteers Service will then get in touch to discuss starting your volunteering journey.
You can give the Volunteers Service a call on 01539 792606 or drop us an email.