Volunteering is for everyone on the Eastern Moors
Love Outdoors? Love Nature? Love the Eastern Moors?
The Eastern Moors Partnership relies heavily on volunteers to achieve high level conservation, visitor experience, access, ecological and archaeological monitoring projects. Volunteers come from all walks of life and contribute their time and enthusiasm in lots of different ways, reaping the rewards in career development, new skills and fresh Peak District air!
Details of volunteer vacancies can be found here and are updated regularly. Some roles are not currently accepting inquiries, but we are always happy to hear from potential volunteers so please do get in touch to discuss your skills and interests. You can download more information about the various volunteer roles here.
For more info about volunteering roles across in the National Trust across the Peak District, see that latest volunteer vacancies (updated May 2019).
Muck in and Youth Ranger Leader
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to become Youth and Junior Ranger Leaders, helping to plan and prepare the Youth Ranger programme, and deliver and lead Youth Ranger sessions throughout the year as well as assist with Muck In days and the incorporated Junior Ranger Programme. Regular commitment to sessions every 2nd Sunday of the month.
Join our core team of volunteers who assist in the areas of habitat management and estate maintainance. This role covers a wide variety of tasks from woodland and moorland management to maintaining infrastructure such as gates and paths. Regular commitment to works parties every Thursday, 10am-3pm.
Community and Events volunteer
No current vacancies
Our events require friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with people of all ages and walks of life. You’ll help with our varied family events programme, guided walks and assisting with our Guardianship schools groups. This could involve tasks from practical conservation to manning a stand promoting our work at an event. Occasional commitment , notified ahead of time via email.
The Eastern Moors are exceptionally rich in archaeological features ranging from prehistoric to more modern remains. Our archaeology monitors assist the wardens by monitoring these features to ensure they remain in an excellent condition for the future. Minimum commitment once a year in autumn/winter.
Ecological Monitoring Volunteer
No current vacancies
The Eastern Moors is an amazing place for wildlife. In order for us to fully understand the habitats and species the Eastern Moors supports, it is essential for us to monitor them and keep a record. This is achieved through a programme of detailed monitoring projects ranging from upland bird surveys, vegetation surveys and water vole surveys. Commitment is seasonal and dependant on survey.
The Eastern Moors is a fantastic site which is easily accessible to people from the surrounding area who use the land for many different reasons. We need patrol rangers to support our team by walking the paths on a regular basis and reporting back on the condition of the infrastructure, and carrying out small repairs where possible. Flexible commitment due to independant work, at least once per month.
Social Media Volunteer
At Eastern Moors we don't have a visitor centre, café, or any other way to interact with our community face to face every day. Therefore, social media provides us an excellent opportunity to bring together and talk to our community. A dedicated social media volunteer would provide us with support in this area by helping us to create relevant and up to date content for our social media channels. This role requires a high level of commitment, around 5 hours per week of independant led work. Ideal for a student or graduate seeking industry relevant experience.
Family and Under 18s volunteering
We run family friendly Muck In Days year round, as well as our Junior Ranger (Under 18s) and Youth Ranger (11-18 years old) programs. Schools and community groups can get involved on the Eastern Moors with tasks such as tree planting and path resurfacing.
Find out how you can get involved.
To find out more about volunteering opportunities on the Eastern Moors, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 289 1543.