With lakes across the south west, we're sure you'll find a great venue to suit you or your group. We can also arrange corporate volunteering opportunities.

We are eager to work with volunteers of all ages and abilities. By getting a flavour of different types of outdoor work, you can catch a glimpse of a future filled with fresh, exciting opportunities, and gather the ambition and self-belief to pursue a new pathway to employment, skills progression or a new pastime.

See our Volunteer Calendar for upcoming practical volunteering dates at our lakes. 

We offer four key areas for volunteering 

  • Working with our countryside team to deliver conservation tasks, educational activities and grounds maintenance
  • Manning our visitor centres or receptions, engaging with our customers and providing visitors with useful information about the lakes and South West Lakes Trust
  • Supporting our activity instructors to deliver amazing experiences for people of all ages and abilities - both on and off the water
  • Supporting our angling team across the region to deliver exceptional coarse and trout fishing

Contact our team

Countryside Team 


Jeremy Fielden (Senior Countryside Warden - Stithians, Siblyback, College and Argal)

Nigel Tomkinson (Siblyback)


Kit Hancock (Senior Countryside Warden - Dartmoor)

Sam LeBailly and Emily Cannon (Burrator)

Mark Baxendale (Trenchford and Tottiford)


Nick Herbert (Senior Countryside Warden - Exmoor)


Jon Morley (Longham Lakes and Christchurch Harbour)


Emma Scotney (Ecologist)

Deborah Deveney (Biodiversity Officer)

Nicola Morris (Invasive Species Officer)

Ben Smeeth (Head of Angling)

Recreation Team

Stithians Lake: Matt Loughlin  

Roadford Lake: Matt Lennox 

Tamar Lakes: Aaron Bunning

Wimbleball Lake: Luke Hoather