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Frequently asked questions

How do I become a National Park volunteer?

Contact us at or 01389 722600 and we will forward an application pack to you. We’re not always recruiting, but when an opportunity becomes available we’ll invite you in to meet us, have a chat and find the right opportunity for you.

I’m thinking of a career in countryside management, would volunteering with the National Park help?

Yes. It is important to get as much experience as you can working in a countryside environment. You will also work with our partners and our ranger service, and we will help you to get the experience you need.

What will I learn and what training will I be given?

Training is given depending on task, however, there are specific opportunities to learn from the rangers and other volunteers. Our volunteer rangers are provided with first aid training, a full induction to the National Park, and all our volunteers are invited along to park familiarisation and training sessions such as wildlife crimes and ecological surveys.

I would like to volunteer, but I’m not an outdoorsy person, what could I do?

We would like volunteering to be open to everyone and would love to discuss how you would fit in. We have lots of departments who would like volunteer support and we’re sure there is a role for you.

How old do I need to be to volunteer with the National Park?

Volunteering is open to anybody over the age of 16. There’s no maximum age limit.

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