Volunteering opportunities in the Lake District

Without the support of our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to care for over 20% of the Lake District National Park and a whole load of fabulous houses and gardens. Whether it’s to make new friends, work in the place that you love or just know that you’re helping a great cause, we’ve plenty of opportunities – indoors and out.

Volunteers in the Garden at Hill Top, Cumbria

Hill Top 

It would be pretty amazing to spend some time helping out at the home of Beatrix Potter, whether that be in the house itself, or with our very own Mr McGregor in the garden.

Staff and volunteers at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Allan Bank 

A relaxed home from home in Grasmere with views over the lake and fells and red squirrels running around the grounds. Could you see yourself welcoming visitors and helping them to have a great time, whether this be creating in the crafts room or exploring the grounds?

Three people chatting round a table beside an open fire

Volunteering in Borrowdale

Share your love of the Lakes by helping out and volunteering with us among the high fells in Borrowdale.

A National Trust volunteer chatting to a visitor

Start a new chapter as a Wordsworth House volunteer

If you're looking for a new challenge and the chance to meet interesting people, join us for a chat about becoming a National Trust volunteer.

James Dobson

Volunteer opportunities at Townend

Townend is full of quirky objects and fascinating stories, we’re looking for volunteers to help us bring these stories to life. If you are enthusiastic, enjoy meeting people and working as part of a team, then why not give it a try?

Room guides at Sizergh


Whether it's working in this history rich house, or helping out on the estate, Sizergh in Kendal is a great place to try something new.

Two staff members at Sticklebarn in Langdale

Volunteer in Langdale

Working in amazing places, meeting new people and knowing that you’re helping a great cause are all good reasons to volunteer with us. We have plenty volunteering opportunities in Langdale, whatever your interests and time availability.

A bright sunny spring day in Ennerdale, Cumbria

Visit the Lake District

Whether it's a challenging hike on the fells, a fascinating historic story, a delicious treat in one of our cafés or a pint in our pub, the Lakes has a huge variety of exciting things to do all year round.