Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge


Peak District millstones on hillside near Stanage

Why volunteer at the National Park?

The Peak District is a special place, the UK's oldest National Park, and is cherished by millions of people. As a volunteer for the National Park Authority you will be helping us to deliver our two purposes:

  • conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage
  • promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the Peak District's special qualities.

How we look after our volunteers

As a volunteer at the National Park Authority, you can be confident that you will:

  • be involved in work that helps others to understand and enjoy the Peak District
  • have the training and equipment that you need for your role
  • have supervision and work alongside experienced volunteers and regular staff
  • be protected by the same health and safety regulations as paid staff.

Our vision for volunteering

"That the PDNPA is recognised for offering a rewarding and enjoyable volunteering experience. Where volunteers are a valued, integral part of a diverse team, whose contribution as ambassadors for the place and to delivering our purposes is recognised, celebrated and rewarded."

Volunteering Opportunities

View our current volunteering opportunities.

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Conservation Volunteers (PPCV)

Find out more about the activities of the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers.

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Volunteer with our Partners

Volunteering opportunities with the Moors for the Future & South West Peak Partnerships.

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Why volunteer in the Peak District National Park?

Find out how volunteering is good for you and good for us!

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Corporate Volunteering

Discover how we can provide you with bespoke environmental conservation projects to suit the needs and interests of your organisation and staff.

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National Parks UK Look Wild

The UK National Parks are challenging everyone to become scientists and learn more about the wildlife on their doorstep.

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