Volunteering with the BMC

Our dedicated and passionate network of hundreds of volunteers are the lifeblood of the BMC. We’re always looking out for new volunteers to join our community and have a great range of roles across the UK. Check out the full list of volunteer opportunities across the BMC on our Volunteero site and express interest in volunteering for future opportunities.


'Get Stuck In' Volunteer Days

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. 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.


Volunteer committee roles

  • Volunteering at a local level

    The BMC divides England and Wales into ten geographical areas: Cymru North Wales; Cymru South Wales; Lakes; London & SE; Midlands; North East; North West; Peak; South West; Yorkshire. BMC Areas provide a focus for local activities and are instrumental in driving national policy. Each BMC Area holds five meetings a year, and each precedes a meeting of the Council, to enable members to make their views known and be communicated to the Council.

  • Volunteering on a specialist committee

    The BMC relies on a well-established structure of voluntary committees, supported by staff, to develop and oversee much of the organisation’s technical work for members. We classify our Board committees into two categories 'standard' and 'specialist'. The work of the Specialist Committees covers: Access & Conservation, Safeguarding, Clubs, Equity, Hill Walking, Huts, International Mountaineering, Land Management, Technical Equipment, Training, Youth & Walls

  • Volunteering on Members Council

    The Council is comprised of representatives from the BMC Areas, BMC Specialist Committees, organisations which work closely with the BMC and members of the Board. It acts as a representative body of the members, consulting with and constructively challenging the Board, and holding the Board to account on behalf of the members. The Council meets at least four times a year.

Volunteer Awards

Each year, the BMC recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of individuals that have made a significant impact on our sport and community.