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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.

Spurn Volunteering Open Day- Saturday 5th March 10am-2pm

Spurn National Nature Reserve is one of a kind and we are looking for volunteers to come and help with all aspects of running a this unique nature reserve. We're looking for volunteers who would be interested in practical conservation tasks, telling the story of Spurn in the lighthouse; volunteering in the cafe and visitor engagement.

We're holding an open day so you can find out more about the different volunteering roles at Spurn and meet some existing volunteers. There will be a tour down to the Lighthouse in our specialist vehicle the Unimog and staff and volunteers will be on hand to talk to you about how you might get involved. Refreshments will be provided and as there is a limited amount of seats you will need to book a place. Bookings can be made either by calling 01964 650313 or email


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!

Opportunities in York


As well as opportunities out in the field, we've often got roles based in our office at York.

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