Recruiting members at a countryside event
Updating the web site
Leading a walk
Installing a kissing gate
Too Busy to Help?
We entirely understand. Our many volunteers
will continue to beaver away on your behalf. Please support
them by joining
the Ramblers if you have not already done so.
How You Can Help
Kent Ramblers is run entirely by
volunteers. Some put in huge amounts of work and
others just a few hours from time to time.
The tasks are very varied. The
most obvious is leading Group walks. Each of
Kent's thirteen Groups has a small committee and
officers to plan programmes of walks, organise social
events and contribute to Kent-wide projects such as
footpath protection and maintenance. They also
have to manage small budgets and promote their
At Area level we oversee large
programmes of work undertaken by volunteers. There
are several path maintenance teams and every proposal
for a change to the path network has to be examined to
ensure that it strikes the right balance between the
interests of landowners and walkers. With around
4500 miles of path in area covered by Kent Ramblers, we
are always in need of more volunteers.
Some tasks require special skills but
many don't. Valuable skills include:
If you don't have the skills for a
particular role that you fancy, we will be happy to help
you acquire them. Indeed volunteering is a great
way to acquire new skills and to meet new people.
There has been a lot of research
recently showing that volunteering brings real benefits
to volunteers as well as the organisations they help.
It is a great way to overcome boredom, loneliness, and
stress and improve mental and general wellbeing.
Do yourself a favour. Do us a favour.
We currently have a particular need for
Local Footpath Officers (who have a range of duties
including the scrutiny of proposals for path diversions
Parish Footpath Observers (whose only duty is to walk the
paths in their parish and report on any problems).
You can see a list of vacancies
For more information on other roles,
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to
discuss how we might make the best use of whatever time
and skills you have to offer.