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Voluntary Trainees

Join our voluntary trainee team, learn new skills and gain experience within a friendly environmental organisation.

Our voluntary trainee roles are open to anyone wishing to gain that all important 'hands on' experience to offer a competitive edge when applying for jobs.

These roles are usually part-time, so anything from 2-5 days a week, and can last from 6 - 12 months.

Our voluntary trainee roles are part of a wider rolling programme of Traineeships offered by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – you will be part of a team of 20+ voluntary trainees and are offererd an internal programme of training, development and support as well as a competitive budget for training. We also offer a contribution towards daily out-of-pocket travel expenses to all our voluntary trainees.

To apply for one of the roles below please complete and return a Voluntary Trainee Application Form using the link here:-
Application Form

You will need to use the information given in the role description (bottom of the page) to demonstrate why you are a good candidate for a voluntary traineeship. Please make sure you state which role you are applying for and be sure to return the form by the deadline to volunteering@ywt.org.uk or post it to the address on the form

If you have any questions about voluntary traineeships please call us on 01904 659570.

Why not read some of our voluntary trainee profiles on the previous page to see for yourself what it's really like!

Conservation Farming Voluntary Trainee

A few miles from Huddersfield Stirley Community Farm shows how agriculture and conservation can go hand in hand. We have a herd of holistically reared shorthorn beef cattle, wildflower meadows and a brilliant community vegetable garden. Our team work hard to make the most of the landscape for their livestock and for nature. If you want to learn how to farm for wildlife this is the role for you!


This voluntary role is for 12 months, 3 days per week. You will gain experience and skills in a wide range of land management and livestock tasks including office based admin as well as fencing, calving, hay making and dry stone walling.


A keen interest in conservation farming is essential as is a willingness to get stuck into tasks in all weathers. Driving licence is essential but most other skills can be learn in role.
 

Application deadline: Thursday 1st March 2018 9am

Interview Date and venue: 5th March, Stirley Community Farm

Start Date: March 2018

West Inspiring People Voluntary Trainee

A few miles from Huddersfield, Stirley Community Farm shows how agriculture and conservation can go hand in hand. We have a herd of holistically reared shorthorn beef cattle, wildflower meadows and a brilliant community vegetable garden. We welcome school groups and the public to join in with activities that showcase local produce, promote conservation farming and inspire them to connect with nature.


This voluntary role is for 12 months, 3 days per week. With the Inspiring People Team you will gain experience and skills in a wide range of people engagement and education tasks including marketing, event programme development and educational delivery. Download the role description below to find out about all the amazing things you could be doing with us.


A keen interest in outdoor learning and inspiring young people about the natural world is essential as are excellent communication skills. The most important think however is a willingness and desire to learn.
 

Application deadline: Thursday 1st March 2018 9am

Interview Date and venue: 5th March, Stirley Community Farm

Start Date: March 2018

South Inspiring People Voluntary Trainee

Just off the junction 3 of the M18 Potteric Carr is part of a landscape scale patchwork of habitat, vital to wildlife. Visitors can walk over 8kms of footpaths and discover the amazing nature that calls this site home; from water voles to kingfishers. We want everyone to visit, who wouldn't? Welcoming thousands of visitors every year this site helps people to connect with the wildlife on their doorstep and we know it makes them feel better too with improved health and wellbeing. We welcome school groups and the public to join in with activities that showcase special species, protect their environment and inspire them to nurture nature in their own lives.

This voluntary role is for 6 months, 3 days per week. With the Inspiring People Team you will gain experience and skills in a wide range of people engagement and education tasks including marketing, event programme development and educational delivery. Download the role description below to find out about all the amazing things you could be doing with us.


A keen interest in outdoor learning and inspiring young people about the natural world is essential as are excellent communication skills. The most important think however is a willingness and desire to learn.

Application deadline: Wednesday 21st February 9am

Interview Date and venue: 26th February, Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

Start Date: March 2018

Communications Voluntary Trainee

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s fundraising and engagement team are seeking a new Communications Voluntary Trainee to help us with our work engaging with 42,000 members and the wider public in Yorkshire about our work for wild places and wildlife. The fundraising and engagement team are responsible for communications, membership, fundraising, campaigning and volunteering; which is growing from strength to strength. The team communicates through a wide variety of media including written publications such as; a quarterly member’s magazine, leaflets, posters, site interpretation, press releases, our website and social media.

We are offering a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic and creative team, where you can learn new skills in communications alongside our Communications Manager and the wider team. This role would be suited to someone who is interested in developing a career in Communications/PR or similar.

The role is for 6 months and will be between 2-3 days a week, there is flexibility with days and this can discussed at interview. You can expect a competitive training budget, travel expenses and you will be based at our HQ in York.

Application deadline: 9am Monday 5th February 2018

Interview Date: Tuesday 20th February 2018 in York

Start Date: March 2018

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