Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week


Without the 25,000 volunteers who give their time to the Ramblers we just wouldn't exist.

Between 1 June and 12 June it was the UK's national Volunteers' Week - as led by NCVO.

Whether looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks or opening up new places to explore, we just couldn't do what we do without our dedicated volunteers. They are a shining example of how we can all make a big difference every day.

During Volunteers' week we celebrated everyone who gives their time, knowledge and skills to make sure we can all enjoy the benefits of walking.

Below you can read interviews with  our national volunteer award winners and find out a bit more of what’s involved. At the bottom of this page you'll also find a blog written by our Chair and a news article announcing our annual Volunteer Award winners. 

Here's to our volunteers!


Rachel Orange walk and talk

A walk and talk with Rachel Orange

Say hello to Rachel, a champion of the Big Pathwatch and publicity extraordinaire. Oh, and she leads walks too!

Janet and Roger with the Cambridge group

A walk and talk with Janet and Roger Moreton

Janet and Roger have been the cornerstone of the Ramblers in the Cambridge area for more than 30 years - making a practical difference through their passion.

Alison Mitchel

A walk and talk with Alison Mitchell

For over 25 years Alison has organised the Scottish Ramblers Gathering - a walking festival organised by members, for members. Alison’s contribution to this event has been enormous, and we are very grateful for all her hard work.

Mike McCann talks

A walk and talk with Mike McCann

Over the last twelve years, Mike has helped train hundreds of walk leaders, led hundreds of walks with his local walking group, and has organised many community fundraising events.

Volunteer - Geoff James

A walk and talk with Geoff James

Meet Geoff James; a major contributor to the Brighton & Hove group over many years leading walks and tirelessly working as programme secretary.

Be the change this Volunteers' Week

Be the change

Our Chair's blog on the tireless and diverse work of our superstar volunteers.

Volunteers' Week news story celebration

Volunteer awards news story

To mark the start of volunteer week, here are the winners of our 2016 volunteer awards.