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By joining us you can support local wildlife, get involved with fab activities and events, and become part of a growing community of like-minded people striving for a better Yorkshire.

We encourage all of our members to pay their membership subscription through secure monthly Direct Debit payments. It is easy to set up, hassle free and helps us to reduce our administration costs, meaning more of your membership subscription goes directly towards helping Yorkshire's wildlife.

An exclusive benefit of joining by Direct Debit is a free copy of Discover Yorkshire's Wildlife (RRP £12.99), our fabulous 232 page guidebook to all of the Wildlife Trust nature reserves in Yorkshire. Please note that this is only free when you sign up by Direct Debit.

If you would rather join or renew by making an annual payment by credit card, debit card or through your PayPal account please click here. Don't want to join online? You can give us a call on 01904 659570 during office hours we'll set up your membership over the phone.


As a member you will receive

  • A welcome pack including a copy of Discover Yorkshire's Wildlife*.
  • Our quarterly members' magazine, Wildlife Yorkshire.
  • Free entry into all Yorkshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves
  • Kids receive a jam-packed welcome pack along with quarterly mailings of Wildlife Watch magazine.




How your membership will help Yorkshire's wildlife

We rely on the generosity of our members to help fund all of our conservation work, both on land and out at sea. We will use your membership where it is needed most, be it creating a butterfly glade on one of our woodland nature reserves, campaigning for better protection of our over-exploited marine life or restoring a carbon capturing peatland.

76p in every £1 donated is spent directly on nature conservation. We invest 10p in every £1 into securing extra funding for our work and 14p in every £1 is spent on necessary running costs to ensure that we can deliver for Yorkshire's wildlife.


Have you been asked to join?

As a local charity we employ lots of methods of asking people to become members and make a regular donation to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

We do have staff who stand on our nature reserves, in supermarkets and garden centres and we also do a small amount of door-knocking. All of our staff who do this have identification badges and officially branded materials. If you have any concerns at all, please do not hesitate to contact our membership team - Paul, Kate or Steve at York. We are available during normal office hours (9 - 5 Monday to Friday).

If you are approached and have any doubts but would still like to support us, then please sign up online on this secure website, or telephone 01904 659570 during office hours.

Thank you for your support.

Jono Leadley

Director of Development