Volunteering Opportunities

Our dedicated and passionate network of hundreds of volunteers are the lifeblood of the BMC. Come and join us!

Check out the full list of volunteer opportunities across the BMC on our Volunteero site and express interest in volunteering with us on future opportunities.


Sphagnum and Seagrass Planting

Our BMC local area volunteers often run invasive species clearing days and sphagnum moss planting days all as part of our wider campaign The Climate Project.

Why is volunteering to plant sphagnum moss important for the environment?

Sphagnum moss is a key building block of peat and healthy blanket bog keeps the underlying peat banks safe. Sphagnum traps carbon dioxide and due to its water retention properties it also helps reduce flooding and improves water quality. Therefore protection and restoration of blanket bog is an important part of the fight against climate change. Our BMC volunteer days run in partnership with Moors for the Future.

Why is volunteering to remove invasive species important for the environment?

Many of our precious moorland areas are now being colonised by Molinia grass and Rhododendrons. Although attractive to look at, rhododendrons are an invasive species, which outcompete all native plants, so nothing grows underneath, reducing biodiversity. With heavy rain the bare peat underneath washes away, adding to erosion, reducing quality of drinking water and increasing flood risk. We want to keep the peat on the hill where it stores huge amounts of carbon.

Check below to see the latest dates to join.

Mend Our Mountains Footpath Repairing

Our 'Get Stuck In' days are key part of helping repair our paths, and do exactly what they says on the tin. By signing up to a volunteer session you have an opportunity to get out on the hillside, learn new skills and meet like-minded people whilst making a real difference to our wild places.

Working with the National Trust in the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Peak District (currently), often over two days, the BMC is arranging conservation projects where they’re most needed. Works involve path maintenance, drainage projects, stepping stones, vegetation clearance or cairn-scattering, led by the local National Trust Rangers.

It is hoped the number of 'Get Stuck In' events can increase as more volunteer hosts come forward and our volunteers able to build and coordinate relationships with appropriate land managers, National Parks and AONBs across our upland areas.