The National Trust in the Lake District is calling for volunteers in preparation for the new season.

Offering a range of roles from ranger work to hospitality, volunteer days will be held throughout March and April to give a taster of what work is available for volunteers.

Kelley Sproston-Heath, volunteering & community manager at the National Trust, said: "You might be surprised by the different people you’ll meet and roles on offer.

"There are many ways you can help our teams in some amazing places in the Lake District.

"We offer flexible places that mean you can make it work with your existing commitments."

Volunteers can help in diverse roles such as at Wray Castle's bookshop, on-the-ground as a ranger at Sizergh, Kendal, in retail at Hill Top, Hawkshead or welcoming visitors at Townend, Troutbeck, and Ullswater.

Ms Sproston-Heath expanded on the benefits of volunteering, saying: "It’s a brilliant way to develop skills, meet new people and to help look after the wonderful landscape in the Lakes."

She also encouraged those unsure to get in contact, adding: "I’d say the best thing to do if you’re thinking about volunteering, but aren’t sure if it’s for you, is to get in touch.

"I can chat through what’s involved to help match you with an opportunity that suits you."

The Trust ensures all volunteers are given induction, training, equipment, and any reasonable adjustments needed for roles.

Travel expenses between home and the volunteering site are covered and volunteers have additional access to support, news, and rotas via a dedicated website.

The National Trust hopes to welcome new volunteers who can enhance the preservation and enjoyment of the area's sites.

Find out more on the National Trust website or contact Kelley Sproston Heath at