Volunteer with us

Balsam Pulling Credit Claire Burton

Whether you have an hour or a day to give, have a look if there is an opportunity for you!


Volunteers are invaluable to the work of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and there are many ways that you could help out.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can find out more on the menu on the left. Opportunities are organised by geographical area. We recommend that you explore our current volunteer roles, see which spark your interest and then email volunteering@ywt.org.uk. Our Volunteer Team will then support you in taking your volunteering forward. As well as these roles we also have a practical task day calendar that covers the whole of Yorkshire - this is contained in our Volvox newsletter which can be downloaded below. 


"Volvox" is our Volunteering Newsletter, published every 3 months. It is full of volunteering news and stories, plus a complete calendar of the practical task days across Yorkshire :  download the latest copy here

Please note the workday at Askham Bog on Wednesday 30th July has been cancelled and will now be held a week earlier on Wednesday 23rd July

*NEW- A group covering Moorlands in York has arranged several taskdays. The 'Moorlanders' will be delighted to see you on every other Tuesday 10am-12.30pm, on 12th & 26th August and 9th & 23rd September for woodland work and ponticum bashing. For further information please contact our volunteer team on volunteering@ywt.org.uk*



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What's on

Dragonfly Day

Saturday 26th July 2014,
10.00am - 12.00pm

Venue: Ledston Luck, Ridge Road, Leeds

Join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Leeds City Council at Ledston Luck to find out more about the damsels and dragons that frequent its ponds.

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