Drop In Volunteering at Longshaw

Get stuck in with volunteering at Longshaw © National Trust / Peak District

Get stuck in with volunteering at Longshaw

We held our first ‘Drop-In’ Volunteering Day on the Longshaw Estate on Saturday 3 November. The day was open to our existing volunteer team, new volunteers and any of our visitors who wanted to get involved. Over 20 people were involved in the day’s task of Rhododendron clearance.

We have started running these drop-in volunteer days across the Peak District once or twice a month, carrying out tasks from Rhodi - bashing at Longshaw to helping the Estate Team with gully blocking on Kinder. The days are open to the public and provide flexible and fun volunteering opportunities. This is the first time in recent history when this will have been done on the Estate.

The idea behind these events is to increase the capacity and amount of conservation volunteering support without putting added strain on our ranger team. We have many enquiries for conservation volunteering and our rangers are unable to supervise any more volunteers (we currently have 270 volunteers). So, our drop-in days provide an alternative way for people to get involved in our work whilst having a great day.

Find out more

Email Rachel Mora-Bannon, Peak District Volunteer Programmes Manager or call her on 01433 670 911.