Volunteering at Brockholes

Volunteers truly are the face of Brockholes, they support us in a range of exciting roles helping us to provide a fantastic experience for our visitors. Without our army of dedicated volunteers, Brockholes couldn’t run.

We are currently recruiting Volunteers for the following roles listed below:

Volunteer Rangers

Volunteer Rangers are our eyes and ears out on the reserve.

The role involves patrolling the nature reserve and carrying out daily checks as well as being on hand to assist in emergencies or out of the ordinary situations.

You’ll need to share your enthusiasm for the reserve, our wildlife and our conservation work with our visitors and promote the work of Lancashire Wildlife Trust and all that Brockholes has to offer ensuring our visitors make the most of their visit.

We are looking for Volunteer Rangers for all 7 days of the week to cover 2 hour slots from either 12.00noon to 2.00pm and/or 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

Events & Activities Volunteers

Brockholes has a packed and varied programme of events and activities running throughout the year for visitors of all ages from tots to grown ups!

We run lots of children’s activities, walks, talks, theatre performances and even Santa comes to Brockholes in December.

Events & Activities Volunteers assist us with event set up, meeting and greeting, delivering the sessions and packing away at the end and helping to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience!

The majority of our events and activities are held at weekends (but not every weekend) and school holiday periods, so you will need to be available to volunteer then. We operate a rota system, so you can chose which events to help out with.

Parking Stewards (weekends, bank holidays, school holiday periods)

Could you provide a warm friendly welcome to visitors arriving at Brockholes in vehicles and help us to manage our car park on busy days?

You will be part of a team of parking stewards and will need to direct vehicles to available parking spaces and ensure that they are parked up efficiently.  You will also get involved with stewarding contractor, supplier and exhibitor vehicles on event days.

The role involves volunteering as part of a team at weekends, school holiday periods and on event days.

Visitor Engagement Volunteers (Monday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon or Friday Morning)

Our Visitor Engagement Volunteer Team are based in the Welcome Centre on our floating Visitor Village and have an essential role to play in providing a warm welcome to all our visitors.

This role involves helping our visitors to plan their day and get the most out of their visit.

You’ll need to share your enthusiasm for the reserve, our wildlife and our conservation work with our visitors and promote the work of Lancashire Wildlife Trust and all that Brockholes has to offer.

We are currently looking for a volunteer for a regular weekly slot on a Friday morning from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

We are also looking for Visitor Engagement Volunteers for a regularly weekly Monday morning slot and also Tuesday afternoon from April to October. If you are interested in the Monday or Tuesday slots you can apply now, to complete your induction and initial training ready for April. _________________________________________________________________________________

Conservation Intern – 3 weekdays per week, exact days tbc.

Brockholes Nature Reserve is offering an opportunity for a voluntary internship in the Reserve . This role will suit someone with prior experience of nature reserves and conservation volunteering, or with some existing estate skills and natural history knowledge, combined with a passion for wildlife conservation. The role offers the chance to gain valuable experience of nature conservation work which is key to establishing a career in this field.

How to apply

If you would like to join our friendly volunteer team, please email sarah.leach@brockholes.org in the first instance to register your interest in volunteering at Brockholes.

We will then arrange a time for you to come to Brockholes for a chat to learn more about the roles we have available and what’s involved!

Please note that we can only take volunteers who are aged 16 and over.