Welcome volunteers in the White Peak

Ilam Park and Dovedale attract visitors from across the country throughout the seasons, particularly on sunny days in the summer. Can you help us give a warm welcome to visitors and help them make the most of their visit?

Would you enjoy sharing your love of Ilam, Dovedale and the Peak District with others? If so, we are looking for friendly volunteers to help us give a warm welcome to our visitors during the busy summer season at Ilam Park and Dovedale. 

We receive thousands of visitors each year and we aim to provide every visitor with a warm welcome and the information they need to make their visit memorable. From sharing your favourite walk, to making recommendations for the best paddling spots or where to see a Dipper, this is a rewarding role that often involves making someone’s day!

By getting involved you could…

  • Be part of an enthusiastic and supportive team
  • Meet people of all backgrounds and nationalities, and share your knowledge to help them have a fantastic day out
  • Help inform visitors about our conservation work, such as tree planting, flood prevention, footpath work and habitat restoration.

What’s involved?...

  • Working as part of our Membership and Retail team to greet visitors to the property
  • Providing tailored advice by listening to visitors, helping them get the most from their visit
  • Promoting membership & our raffle to visitors (and selling retail items from the Dovedale Barn)
  • Sharing the things that make Ilam Park and Dovedale special – our history, landscape and wildlife
  • Conversations about National Trust conservation work

This role will suit you if…

  • You enjoy chatting with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • You have a good knowledge of and enthusiasm for the White Peak and the surrounding areas
  • You enjoy team-working in a busy environment, and also enjoy a natter with colleagues during quieter moments
  • You are happy working outside in all weathers

Extra Information…

  • We’ll help you to get to know Ilam & Dovedale through an induction and training
  • We’ll provide uniform for the role
  • We’ll also cover agreed costs of your travel between Dovedale and home. Please ask for more information on mileage (dependant on where you live) when making your enquiry.

If you are able to give 1 day per week between April and September, and enjoy being outdoors and talking with all types of people, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Roxanne Cooper, Membership & Retail  Manager, on 01335 350245.