Getting involved

We regularly offer short-term volunteering opportunities for young people, aged 16 to 25, with an interest in pursuing a career in the environmental/countryside sector. Its a great way of making new friends, getting out into the countryside and helping to make a difference to a great cause. Find out our various ways of volunteering below.

Opportunities on offer

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Young Volunteer Placements - Ranger Team (Spring 2018)

We a looking for Young Volunteers aged 16 – 25 to work with us this Spring. Successful applicants will be given training and development opportunities by working with current National Park staff.

Placements will develop on the job skills through a range of practical tasks, working with groups of volunteers of all abilities, and engaging and dealing with the public. Working as part of the Ranger Team placements will become actively involved in the care and management of the National Park, including its sites, woodlands and nature reserves.

Information for Candidates

Location:  Post 1 – Rothbury / Post 2 – The Sill, Hadrian’s Wall

Position Type: 10 days over 3 month period (April, May and June 2018)

Salary: Voluntary

Closing date for applications:  Noon, Monday 5th February 2018

Click here for download Further Details for the Spring 2018 Young Volunteer Roles.

Click here to download the Spring 2018 Young Volunteer Application Form.



New Naturalist

The New Naturalist programme is specially designed for Northumberland high school students wanting to obtain the nationally recognised John Muir Award. If you are aiming for a career in conservation or the environment or looking to make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Not currently recruiting.




Bumblebee Placements

We are offering two students a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in observing, catching and identifying Bumblebees and other pollinating insect species.

An understanding of good pollinator habitat and identification of the wildflower plant species most favoured by bees will also be gained with the guidance of one of the National Parks experienced Rangers.

Not currently recruiting.