Would you like to help look after special outdoor places? You could be a Coast and Countryside Volunteer with the National Trust!
About the role:
Volunteering as part of a team, Coast and Countryside Volunteers help improve and protect outdoor places, so that nature and wildlife can thrive.
This role is based in the South Lakes, which is one of the most diverse and interesting areas in the whole of the National Trust. The property includes some of the most beautiful and iconic parts of the Lake District around Hawkshead and Coniston. The property has strong links to Beatrix Potter and her legacy of land, farms and buildings and artwork. The South Lakes also includes Hill Top, Wray Castle and the Steam Yacht Gondola.
Key tasks will include:
- Helping the ranger team with practical work to keep the countryside in great condition
- Helping each visitor feel welcome and making suggestions so they have a safe and enjoyable day
- Thinking about the needs of all visitors, including people with additional needs
- Sharing what’s great about the South Lakes and helping people understand why we need to take care of special places
- Helping monitor wildlife nature and habitats and report any issues
By getting involved, you could…
- Enjoy spending time in the great outdoors
- Learn more about the South Lakes, its history, landscape, nature and archaeology
- Join a friendly and varied team
- Volunteer alongside passionate countryside management professionals, learning skills along the way
- Share your passion for the outdoors with visitors and help them understand the importance of looking after it
The National Trust wants all volunteers to feel welcome and to have an equally positive experience when volunteering, so will:
- Provide with the necessary induction, training, equipment and reasonable adjustments to do this role well and safely
- Offer expenses to cover agreed travel costs between home and place of volunteering.
Dates and availability
This would be a continuing volunteer role, the frequency of which would be decided between yourself and your volunteer lead.
About the National Trust
The National Trust is Europe’s largest conservation charity and the wider National Trust team proudly looking after 780 miles of coastline, over 250,000 hectares of land, over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments, gardens, parks and nature reserves (including lighthouses, villages, pubs and a gold mine!). They are a unique charity welcoming millions of people each year, with a vision to open places for the benefit of everyone, forever.
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Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07442 972 270 for more information about how we can personally support you in this role.