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Volunteer: Projects Assistant, Dark Peak

Steve, one of the Peak District's project assistant volunteers

Steve is a volunteer within the Peak District's Projects team doing various tasks concerned with moorland monitoring and restoration.

Employee Volunteering

A hard but wonderful day's work © Sheffield Hallam University

Article written by a group of employees from Sheffield Hallam University volunteering for the day with our Ranger team in the Upper Derwent Valley.

Alport Barn Restoration, Peak District

Building Conservation - Gillott Barn, Dark Peak Area, Peak District © National Trust

In 2011 the East Midlands Buildings Team took on the conservation of a field barn, the biggest building project that team members Richard Wilkes and Alastair McNish Gandy had taken on during their time on the team.


  • Dipwell Monitor
  • Assistant Ranger
  • Archaeology Monitor
  • Projects Assistant
  • Admin Assistant
  • Photographer
  • Leaflet Distributor
  • Gardener
  • Catering Assistant
  • Building Conservation

Working holidays

Working holidays provide a great way to learn new skills, help our work, see new places and have fun with like-minded people. There are plenty to choose from in the Peak District.

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Residential groups

As well as our working holidays we also have not-for-profit groups do some conservation work with us, staying in our bunkhouse at a reduced rate. Are you part of a scout group, an education group or similar?

Regular groups

Thinking about volunteering and want to be part of a regular group? The Mudlarks National Trust Volunteer group is a voluntary association of National Trust members and volunteers founded in 1990.

Contact us

To enquire about volunteering in the Peak District please contact our Volunteer Programmes Manager, Rachel Mora-Bannon.

Call 01433 670 911 or 07766 511 423

Invaluable Experience

Our internship is a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience  © National Trust / Peak District

Sarah Taylor spent nine months working with our Visitor Experience team in the Peak District as a placement during her sandwich year at Sheffield Hallam University.

Volunteer Long Service Awards

Celebrating those volunteers who have been with us the longest © National Trust

Celebrating those volunteers who have been with us the longest.

Long term volunteering in the Peak District

Volunteer in the Peak District © National Trust

For a great start to your career join us in the Peak District to gain a years invaluable work experience. This opportunity is the perfect option for a sandwich year at university or college.

Volunteering FAQs

Volunteering can be extremely rewarding and people have many different reasons to do so. You may have questions about what it means to volunteer. If the article doesn't answer them then please send us an email.