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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.

Pictured: Volunteers have been accessing hard to reach sites across the Humberhead levels and using traditional management such as scything. This is good for wildlife (reduced noise level and wildlife can escape before cutting) and good for people as people can chat and work together improving physical and mental wellbeing

Volunteer Survey 2018
Prise Draw Winner

We had a fantastic 191 volunteers respond to the survey this year. A record!

Thank you to all who responded. The data will help us to continue to improve the way we do things and so hopefully improve your experience of volunteering with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Look out for a report of all you told us in the September Volunteer E-Newsletters .

The winner of the prize draw was Mr Bob Couper. Bob is now the proud owner of a copy of Birds and People by Mark Cocker. This is a beautiful book so I’m sure he’ll enjoy reading it. Congratulations Bob!

Practical Conservation Volunteering

Brockadale volunteer

Find out where and when you can get involved in practical conservation activity on sites across Yorkshire!

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!

Volunteer Training Calendar

Survey task at Rabbit Ings

Here is our 2018 volunteer 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