Volunteering

All of the Ramblers' local activities (in both group and the area) are run by volunteers - ordinary people who give their own time and skills to help other people enjoy walking for pleasure, leisure and health.  Volunteering with us is a great way to make new friends and pick up or practice new skills.  You can find out more about volunteering with the Ramblers from the national web site.

In order to keep our organisation fresh and with new ideas, and because volunteering with the Ramblers in Inner London is a great way to get even more involved in the national organisation, to make contacts in sympathetic organisations, or to improve transferable skills, we are constantly looking for people to take on roles in groups and in the area organisation.

Click here to see current volunteering vacancies.

Whether you have a lot of time to give or just a little, there are plenty of ways you can get involved in helping the Ramblers locally.

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Here are a few ideas.

  • Lead a walk on one of the Group's programmes. If you've not led one before, most groups will be able to suggest routes and to give advice about checking the walk out beforehand. If you're leading for the first time, you might want to pair up with someone else, or try a shorter stroll where there is less to remember!
  • Devise a themed or special interest walk, such as a family walk, one for the visually impaired, or one focussing on churches, war memorials, parks etc.
  • Help with mailing out programmes.
  • Check and report problems on footpaths in your local area.
  • Help organise a social event or a weekend away for your Group
  • Help publicise the Ramblers on a stand at a local event or festival. In 2015, we had stalls at the Lambeth Country Show and the Angel Canal Festival. Previously, Inner London Area members have helped out at Rise (formerly Respect), the Outdoors Show at Earls Court, Urban Escapes, the Wandle Festival and many more.
  • Help with the website for your Group.
  • Serve on the committee for your Group or Area.
  • Write articles for one of the Ramblers' regular magazines.
  • Shoot photographs for use on the website and magazines.
  • Sign up for the Ramblers' Take Action newsletter, designed for people with only a very small amount of time to commit.

If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or your local group. Your help would be very much appreciated, even if it's only an occasional hour or two.  For further information, see the Volunteering page of the Ramblers website.

Within the Area, we are looking for volunteers to take on some specific, on-going roles.  You can read more detail about these below:

Role Type: Area Council Member   Start Date: February 2016
Time Commitment: Routinely low, with busy periods twice a year

After serving as the Area's treasurer for three years, the current incumbent, Elspeth, is planning to stand down at the 2016 AGM.

"I'm grateful for all the fantastic walks put on by our different groups, which I thoroughly enjoy, and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to give something back by helping out as Treasurer" - Elspeth

Role Type: Area Council Member   Start Date: February 2016
Time Commitment: Routinely low, but largely self-driven

After serving as the Area's Membership Secretary for three years, the current incumbent, Alex, has taken on a national role in the organisation and is planning to stand down at the 2016 AGM.

"Our members are the ramblers most important asset; as well as providing the funds for the ramblers to campaign they are also the volunteers who organise our activities throughout the country.  The membership secretary is key to recruiting new members and keeping our existing members."- Alex