Volunteer with us and inspire the next generation.

Wild Eskdale are looking for new volunteers of any age willing to share their knowledge, experiences, and passion for the outdoors with the young people and wider community of Eskdale. Can you help?

Get in touch with Carys on education@wildeskdale.co.uk, or on 01387380914.

Questions? Check out our FAQ here or scroll down.

What if I don’t have any experience working with young people?

That’s perfectly okay.

The important thing is that you want to work with young people. It’s important that you support them, be patient, and be interested.

What if I don’t know much about nature or the outdoors?

You probably know more than you think!

The important thing is that you’re happy to be out in nature and don’t mind getting a bit muddy at times, or doing a small bit of walking.

How much time do I have to commit?

The great thing about volunteering is that it can be as little or as much as you like.

What if I’m interested in, but not sure about, volunteering?

We'll first start off with an informal chat and decide together what your volunteering might look like.

We will try to have you experience different sessions where you can see the range of work we do.

After a few sessions we’ll check in with you and see how you feel, if you need more time to decide, or if this isn’t for you.

What would be expected of me?

  • Represent Wild Eskdale and The Langholm Initiative when volunteering by following our values.
  • Treat nature with respect.
  • Be patient, understanding, and compassionate with young people.
  • Be an ‘extra pair of eyes’.

What training or progression is there?

We can help you get what’s called ‘on the job’ experience. Volunteering looks great on CVs and applications.

If you’re clear with us what you hope to get out of volunteering, we’ll do our best to help.

What’s next?

Get in touch with Carys at education@wildeskdale.co.uk or give her a call on 01387380914. She’ll be happy to answer your questions and meet up with you for an informal chat. You don’t need to commit anything at this stage.


"Volunteering with Wild Eskdale is great fun and the young people I've been involved with through the project clearly have a good time and learn things about nature at the same time. It's a really worthwhile project to help with."

"I enjoy seeing kids actively learning about their local environment, and learning with them. I care about my community and this gives me purpose - and it lets me be ten again!"

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