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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

New Year New You! Find out more about volunteering at an open day near you...

Pictured: Volunteers using their incredible knowledge to recreate amazing dry stone walls across Stirley Farm, and rebuilding the well stone by stone

Many of us look to a new year as a chance to do something a little different...Whether it's getting fitter or simply doing more of what you love. Perhaps you're on a promise to make time to catch up with friends and maybe make some new ones along the way. You could be wanting to do more for others, or, just as importantly, for yourself.

There's a multitude of New Year resolutions you could make...and you could cover them all off in one go through volunteering. The benefits are well documented, from boosting confidence and learning new skills, to meeting new people and feeling part of a wider community. Even simply having fun!

In January and February there's an upcoming volunteer open day near you at which to find out more about how you can make a change for the better. Stop by and chat to us. Click on the open day of interest for full event details:

Upcoming Volunteer Open Days:

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
Doncaster, Sunday 14 January, Drop by between 10am and 3pm

Stirley Community Farm
nr Huddersfield, Sunday 04 February,
Drop by between 10am and 1pm

Spurn National Nature Reserve
nr Kilnsea, Hull, Sunday 04 February, 10am - 2.30pm *Please book in advance

Stirley Community Farm
nr Huddersfield, Tuesday 13 February, Drop by between 11am and 3pm

Living Seas Centre
nr Flamborough, Saturday 17 February, 10am - 3pm *Please book in advance

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