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Drop In Volunteering at Longshaw

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

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.

Working Holiday at Longshaw

Clearing Longshaw pond on a working holiday © National Trust / Peak District

Working Holidays in the Peak District are a lot of hard tiring work but they also prove to be rewarding and a lot of fun. Follow the link below to find out how a group at Longshaw got on.

Hay Meadow Monitoring, Longshaw

The grasses in the hay meadow grow alongside wildflowers. © National Trust / Drew Marsh

Hay meadow monitoring is now an annual event for staff and volunteers on the Longshaw Estate in the Peak District and is of great importance.


  • Assistant ranger
  • Community & learning
  • Kitchen gardener
  • Projects assistant
  • Leaflet distributor
  • Photographer
  • Events
  • Historian
  • Catering assistant
  • Fungi expert
  • Retail assistant
  • Beekeeper

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.

Residential groups

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

Working holidays

Our 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 of Peak District holidays to choose from.

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.

Volunteer Long Service Awards

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

We have many volunteers who dedicate long hours to working with us in the Peak District. Read about how we celebrated those volunteers who have been with us the longest.

Longshaw kitchen garden

The Longshaw Kitchen Garden is a project run entirely by volunteers © National Trust / Peak District

At Longshaw we have a very dedicated team of kitchen garden volunteers whose huge commitment has won them the national Marsh Heritage Award.

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.

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 year's 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.