Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Current volunteering opportunities

For more information please call 01629 816200 or email:

Green Leaders Programme (18-25)

The Green Leaders programme (young people 18-25) is about giving young people the opportunity to take a leadership role in caring for and protecting our National Parks, nature and the environment.  These projects run once a month, working alongside the staff from the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers team undertaking practical conservation projects around the Peak District National Park.  As part of the day there is an opportunity to meet and chat with a person who has developed a career with National Park or in the environmental sector.

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Peak Park Conservation Volunteers

PPCV provides a unique opportunity for individuals to join in and help protect the environment through practical conservation projects. Anyone can join the PPCV Individual programme (although we do ask if you’re under 18 that a parent or guardian accompanies you). We run projects throughout the year. There is no minimum volunteer commitment: if you’re busy, it’s too far away, or you just don’t fancy the project that month then don’t worry, there is always next month.

It’s easy and free to get involved.

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For more information on PPCV, please contact the PPCV Team.

Junior Ranger Assistant Leader Volunteers

There are 5 Junior Ranger groups across the Peak District, each run by a Ranger and supported by volunteers who help provide a great experience for young people aged 11-16 establishing a life-long connection, understanding and appreciation of the special qualities of the National Park. As a Junior Ranger volunteer leader you will help to plan and run sessions covering a wide range of outdoor activities. Whether you have limited experience or feel that you could be supported to lead a session and are happy to spend time outdoors inspiring the next generation of Rangers, we would love to hear from you. Sign up here!

Trails Volunteer

Are you interested in becoming a Trails Volunteer working alongside our Trails Rangers undertaking maintenance projects and cycle patrols on the Monsal, Tissington and High Peak Trails.

For an informal chat please phone Dave Watts on 07831622976

Youth Engagement Volunteer

Help inspire future generations of conservationists and adventurers: come and join our Youth Engagement Volunteers Ranger! Each year, our Young People and Communities Engagement team provide outdoor learning experiences for thousands of young people, helping to introduce them to the Peak District’s special qualities, and connect them with nature. Every day is different! We work with all sorts of group from nursery to A-level, providing activities ranging from den building and outdoor play to habitat studies, river exploration and developing fieldwork skills. You don’t have to be from a teaching background to apply, you just need to enjoy working with young people, being outdoors (and not mind getting a bit wet and muddy occasionally!). We’re especially keen to hear from people who are able to travel to our learning centres at Longdendale (near Glossop/Tameside), Macclesfield Forest and Longshaw (near Grindleford).

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