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Volunteering & jobs

Stock-proofing an historic wall using topwire © National Trust

Stock-proofing an historic wall using topwire

Learning new skills, making friends and working in the stunning western Lake District - what's not to love about volunteering in the West Lakes?

What you can do

Join our volunteer ranger team and see the Lakes in all their glory © National Trust

Join our volunteer ranger team and see the Lakes in all their glory

Ranger work is incredibly varied, so you can be sure that you'll learn something new! Depending on the team you're working with, you might be repairing dry-stone walls, undertaking ecological surveys, getting involved in forestry works or repairing high-altitude mountain paths. You'll get to see the western Lake District in all of its glory, and of course have the satisfaction of knowing that you're preserving this unique landscape for generations to come.

Work with us

Want a career in the outdoors? Here's who we are currently looking for:

Ranger Supervisor

Visitor Management Project Officer

More information on volunteering with us

West Lakes volunteer rangers work together to repair a wall gap

If you'd like further information about volunteering with us, we'd love to hear from you. Give us a call on 01946 726 046 or email us.

Other opportunities in the North-West

Volunteers scrub clearing at Wicken Fen

We have a volunteer opportunity for everyone, so if you can't find what you're looking for with us, take a moment to see what else we have on offer in the North-West.

Alternative ways to look after the Lakes

Come to Dunster Castle, Somerset, and explore the beautiful gardens

While you may not have the time to help out, your donations really do make a huge difference. You can contribute financially to our work or find out more about memberships.