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Volunteer: Dovedale Information Barn, White Peak

Visit our mobile barn at Dovedale where you can buy souvenirs of your visit © National Trust

Volunteering at the Dovedale Information Barn is enjoyable, interesting and a lot of fun according to our volunteer, Oriel Sweet.

Stories of a Caravan Site Ranger

Ilam Park caravan site provides an ideal base to explore the Peak District © National Trust/Nick Bishop

Miri and Len Hammond have been volunteering as Caravan Site Rangers for a few weeks a year at Ilam Park since 2007. Here they tell us about their experiences with the National Trust.


  • Patrol Ranger
  • Caravan Ranger
  • Catering Assistant
  • Leaflet Distributor
  • Gardener
  • Geology, Grass and Fungi Monitor
  • Cave Monitor
  • Alsop Moor Pony
  • Retail Assistant
  • Photographer

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.

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 ponies on Alsop Moor

Ponies helping with our conservation management at Alsop Moor, White Peak © National Trust

Alsop Moor conversation management with the help of some hungry ponies to clear overgrown areas of land.

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 year's invaluable work experience. This opportunity is the perfect option for a sandwich year at university or college.

Volunteering FAQs

Longshaw Fungi Expert Neil Barden © National Trust

Volunteering can be extremely rewarding and people have many different reasons to do so. You may have questions about what it means to volunteer; the link below has the answers.