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Make nature part of your everyday life, get involved with activities, visit wonderful nature reserves, and become part of a growing community of like-minded people striving to protect Yorkshire’s wildlife and wild places.


Becoming a member has been fabulous, all the staff and volunteers are so enthusiastic. We have seen deer, bittern… you name it – I’ve seen it!

It is easy and hassle free to set up a Direct Debit to pay for your membership and also helps us to reduce our administration costs, meaning more of your funds directly supports Yorkshire's wildlife.

Our minimum membership rates are :

  • Individual Member from £2.75 per month
  • Joint Members from £3.25 per month
  • Family Members from £3.75 per month
  • Junior Members from £2.00 per month

Every penny you donate above the minimum means we can continue to protect and conserve Yorkshire's wildlife and wild places both now and for future generations.

An exclusive benefit of joining by Direct Debit is a free copy of Discover Yorkshire's Wildlife (RRP £14.99), our fabulous 232 page guidebook to all of the Wildlife Trust nature reserves in Yorkshire.

If you would rather join or renew by making an annual payment please click here. Prefer to speak to us? Simply give us a call on 01904 659570 during office hours and we'll happily 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

The generosity of our members helps to 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.

70p in every £1 donated is spent directly on nature conservation.We invest 13p in every £1 into securing extra funding for our work and 17p 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 have many methods of inviting people to become members and make a regular donation to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Our friendly staff are present on our nature reserves, in supermarkets, garden centres and at events across Yorkshire. All of our staff have identification badges and officially branded materials. If you have any concerns at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your support.

Jono Leadley
Director of Development