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Volunteer With Us

Make a difference to the wildlife, landscapes and cultural heritage of the Lake District and Cumbria.

We are looking for motivated and passionate volunteers to support our team, and we have a variety of roles available.

Here are just a few benefits that volunteering can bring to you:

  • Develop new and existing skills
  • Gain work experience
  • Meet new people
  • Be part of a dynamic and growing organisation
  • Know you are making a vital difference to our beneficiaries

Here’s what some of our volunteers say about volunteering with us:

Sue Harrison, Office and Events Volunteer

“Volunteering not only keeps my mind active, but also gives me the satisfaction of knowing that my contribution really does make a difference: to me, to the Lake District Foundation, to the local community and, ultimately, to the protection of the very special people, places and landscapes that are the English Lake District.”

Volunteering for a charity – particularly a small, local charity with a small team – is rewarding in a reciprocal, ‘two-way-street’, kind of way.  What do they get out of it?  Free resource, obviously, as I don’t get paid for my work.  But, equally, they get access to my knowledge, skills, contacts and, after a lifetime working in the hospitality industry, they have confidence in my ability to deal with just about anything that is thrown at me.  What do I get out of it?  First and foremost is knowing that I am a valued member of the team, working with a group of people who are passionate about the environment and the Lake District in equal measure. In such a small team, my role is constantly evolving and I often find myself learning new skills or being exposed to new ideas. I love the fact that I get opportunities to be involved in just about anything the organisation is working on – from organising and staffing fundraising events, to communicating with our corporate supporters and fundraisers, to doing sometimes the most mundane (but important) office admin.  Flexibility is key!  The role not only keeps my mind active, but also gives me the satisfaction of knowing that my contribution really does make a difference: to me, to the Lake District Foundation, to the local community and, ultimately, to the protection of the very special people, places and landscapes that are the English Lake District.

Sue Harrison, Office and Events Volunteer, 2016 – present

Interested? Take a look at our current volunteering opportunities:

Website Support

We are looking for a motivated volunteer to help to manage and optimise our website so that we can connect and communicate with our current supporters, and attract new supporters too.

For full details of this role please click here.

To apply, please complete and return the Volunteer Registration Form on the right.

Database Support

We are looking for a motivated volunteer to help to support the management of our database, so that we can acknowledge our current supporters and reach new audiences.

For full details of this role please click here.

To apply, please complete and return the Volunteer Registration Form on the right.

Join our Youth Panel

The Lake District Foundation is looking for up to 10 young people aged 14-19 to help us shape the direction of the charity.

For full details and how to apply click here.

Join our Events Volunteers

We are looking for motivated volunteers to support our events programme. We will be attending events across the county to spread the word about what we do. We are looking for volunteers to work alongside our Campaigns and Events Manager to help set up and operate stands, engaging with the public and sharing our campaign messages.

For full details click here.

To apply, please complete and return the Volunteer Registration Form on the right.

Other Volunteering Roles

We’re looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to support our team.

We have a variety of roles available including;

  • office administration,
  • social media admin,
  • donation box management,
  • campaign support,
  • email marketing and
  • website development.

Please take a look here or get in touch if you are interested in any of these areas.

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