Volunteering with us is a great way to give something back to walking and offers the opportunity to meet new, like-minded people, learn new skills and further your walking knowledge.
We have lots of different volunteering opportunities to cater for a wide range of walking interests.
Our local walking groups lead hundreds of group walks for Ramblers members every week and contribute to our national walking festival programmes. It’s thanks to our walk leaders that we can offer over 38,000 walks across Britain every year.
We also coordinate health walks schemes in England and Wales and rely on a network of volunteers to provide health walks in local communities as part of our Walking for Health and Let’s Walk Cymru projects.
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You could contribute to our growing library of quality-checked Ramblers Routes designed to give independent walkers access to safe, easy-to-follow and inspiring walking routes across Britain to enjoy with family and friends.
Or you could help build a lasting legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland by creating 'Medal Routes' from walking hubs designed to encourage more people to enjoy the physical and social benefits of walking in their local area.
We have over 30 path maintenance teams – or Path Guardians as they are known – who repair and replace stiles, steps and signposts and physically clear obstacles and overgrown foliage that can easily choke footpaths if left untended.
Ramblers footpath secretaries work with other volunteers in their local area and liaise with local authorities to sort out footpath problems and inspect changes to the footpath network such as checking path diversions, path closures. They also help claim new paths for walkers.
As well as supporting our national campaigns, you can also lobby locally to help protect and expand the place where people walk. If you have a local campaign you’d like support with please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our groups are run entirely by volunteers. Most have a chair, secretary, treasurer and membership secretary and there are other ways to help such as running a local website or putting together programmes of local walks.
Our groups work together regionally as ‘Areas’. Area volunteers help support and coordinate the work of the groups, by doing things such as helping identify what funds groups need and encouraging them to try out new things.
We regularly have volunteering opportunities in our central office in London and in the Ramblers Cymru office in Cardiff and Ramblers Scotland office in Milnathort near Perth from curating our library archive to helping our membership team.