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Whether you have an hour, a day or a week to give, there are plenty of opportunities open to you.

Volunteers are crucial to the work of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Volunteers enable us to manage great swathes of Yorkshire's wild places, run projects that safeguard habitats and species for future generations and educate young and old about the wildlife around them.

However much time you have, or wherever your skills lie, there are many ways in which you can help.

Find out more about the current volunteer roles available by choosing your geographical area above. We also offer voluntary traineeships which range from 6-months to one year in length and are perfect for picking up skills for a future career in conservation.


Livestock Checkers Urgently Required at Calley Heath!

We have a herd of roving conservation managers of the four legged variety, namely a flying flock of hardy hebridean sheep that help graze our nature reserves. They move around to where needed (with our help) and they will be taking up residence at Calley Heath, just outside of York on the A1079, very soon. We are looking for volunteers to be part of a rota to help go and check the welfare of the flock and make sure they are all present and correct! No experience is required and you will not have to handle the sheep.

If you would like to find out more about the volunteer role please contact


Brockadale volunteer

Download the latest volunteering newsletter, with dates for upcoming task days and find out about any changes to the published schedule.

Volunteer Profiles

Askham Bog Nature Reserve vols

Find out what inspired some of our current volunteers and past trainees to get involved and how they found it!

Training Calendar

Survey task at Rabbit Ings

Here is our 2017 training calendar available to active, registered volunteers and voluntary trainees

Representing a company?

If you work for a company and are looking for an activity for you and a group of colleagues to take part in as part of a company volunteering day then please look at our employee volunteering webpages.


Contact us

If you would like to find out more about volunteering for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust or a specific role then please contact our volunteering team.

T: 01904 659570