Voluntary Intern

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

Duration: 6-12 months, starting in October 2019

Hours: Full-time or part-time (7 hr/day). Flexible working patterns will generally be accommodated. The post may require some weekend or evening work.

Who we are

West Cumbria Rivers Trust is a registered environmental charity dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the wildlife and habitats of rivers, lakes and the surrounding countryside in West Cumbria. We are a young and successful Rivers Trust incorporating ten principal river catchments which include seven iconic lakes spanning a substantial part of the English Lake District and Western Cumbria.


The successful candidate will be given the relevant training when required and have the opportunity for self-development in the role by shadowing staff and obtaining a variety of training courses such as first aid, health and safety and strimmer training.

You will be part of a small but expanding team based in Keswick, reporting to the Trust’s Volunteer Co-ordinator and supported by WCRT’s Director and staff.


You will be a self-starter and demonstrate a committed, mature and flexible approach to your work. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, being able to work equally well on your own or as part of a team. You will be reliable and self-motivated.

You will be confident working in the outdoor environment and have a full driving licence and use of your own vehicle. Due to our insurance policy we cannot insure under 25’s to drive our vehicles.

How to apply

If you believe that you have the passion, commitment and skills to take this exciting opportunity forward then we would like to hear from you. Please send a CV and a covering letter to Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 2nd September 2019. 

For more information about the role please contact Philippa Chadwick, Volunteer Co-ordinator, on 07377 355597 or email