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Volunteering Opportunities in North Yorkshire

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To express your interest in any role please email

Current Opportunities in North Yorkshire:

Inspiring People Coordinator- Staveley Nature Reserve

Our wildlife is amazing and we want to tell everyone! Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is creating a county rich in wildlife and we need passionate, inspiring people to help run more events and educational sessions to engage with more people. Staveley nature reserve near Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire is a popular wildlife destination for people and we want to be able to engage with our visitors through a series of guided walks and events.

We need an Inspiring People Coordinator to liaise with the Living Landscape Officer to coordinate and lead an exciting programme of events at Staveley nature reserve. Inspiring People Coordinators will also ensure we have the right people (other volunteers) and equipment on the right day to lead and assist events and educational sessions. We already have many off the shelf events and activities that you can use but you’ll also have the opportunity to be creative and bring your own style to delivery of the programme. So if you would like to design and put together events that that will inspire people about wildlife; help us deliver these and enjoy organising events, we’d love to hear from you!

The role will be based at Staveley nature reserve and homebased. We will be holding an informal interview day on Thursday 9th November at our headquarters in York, 1 St Georges Place, YO24 1GN. Applications forms can be requested from

Commitment: Flexible to suit volunteer- a couple of hours a week/once a fortnight

Duration: Ongoing

North Yorkshire Reserves - Practical Conservation Task Day Volunteer

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Join our friendly teams of staff and volunteers on practical work days at some of our North Yorkshire Nature Reserves. Tasks could include path maintenance, vegetation clearance, raking, fencing, planting, helping with tool maintenance and survey work.

Please see our latest Practical Conservation Calendar which lists practical task days, contacts, and more details of how you can get involved.

Waves of Waste Coordinators - North Yorkshire Coast

Waves of Waste CoordinatorCould you organise a clean up of your local beach four times a year and build up a committed squad of friends or locals to help you?

You’ll also take charge of your team’s kit and help with promoting the events and liaising with Trust staff. We are looking for volunteer coordinators with a passion for Living Seas and some experience and interest in running small events, working with children, families and the general public. Full training available.

Commitment: Approximately 12 days per year
Duration: Ongoing

Volunteer Vehicle Valet

We need help to keep our small fleet of cars sparkly clean so that as they travel around Yorkshire, people can't help but notice them and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust! If you have an hour or two spare and enjoy a therapeutic clean up get in touch to find out more about how you can get involved.

Commitment:Flexible to suit volunteer

Duration: Ongoing