List of YWT Nature Reserves (A-Z)


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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.


Potteric Carr Summer Showcase

The Potteric Carr Summer Showcase is a celebration of everything wild at this brilliant nature reserve! We’ve got pond dipping, minibeat hunts, wild games, den building, woodland crafts and much more. To make the day a success we need a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help run this year’s Summer Showcase on the 24th June. From directing visitors for car parking and setting up tables to helping run activities and guided walks you’ll be involved in everything! You’ll need to be free to volunteer either from 9am-1:30pm or 12:30pm-5pm on the 24th June, and also free for an induction session on the 5th June, either 10am-12pm or 6:30pm-8:30pm.

If you’re a people person with a passion for nature and want to be part of a friendly, buzzing team at this brilliant event get in touch with our Volunteering Development Team for more information:

Living Seas Volunteering Info Day Monday 5th June 10am-3pm

Our marine wildlife is amazing and we want to tell everyone! The Living Seas Centre runs regular events from education sessions with local schools to Living Seas Safari boat trips and Seashore Safaris for the public. We are looking for people who can inspire others and help us to deliver these events throughout the year. If you enjoy being around people, on the beach and sharing your passion for wildlife with others then we'd love to hear from you.

We'll having an info day to showcase our volunteer roles and run taster sessions of the events you would be involved in running as volunteer. Come along and find out more, we do require a booking to help plan the day. If you would like to find out more about the volunteer roles at Living Seas Centre or to book a place on the day, please contact

Stirley Community Farm Volunteer Info Day Sunday 11th June 11am-3pm

The beautiful Stirley Community Farm is an amazing project showcasing how farming and nature can work together. There's some amazing wildlife that calls West Yorkshire home and we want to tell everyone! Stirley Community Farm runs regular events from education sessions with local schools to Stirley Sunday events for the public. We're looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the farm; from inspiring the next generation of farmers and naturalists to mending fences and checking livestock.

On the 11th June Stirley Farm will be open from 11am until 3pm as part of the national Open Farm Sunday scheme. Amongst other things, we'll have lots of information showcasing our volunteer roles on the day so if you're interested in volunteering with us this is a great event to attend. We'll answer all your questions and be able to tell you more about how you can get involved. You're free to turn up on the day but if you'd like more information please email


Practical Conservation Volunteering

Brockadale volunteer

Find out where and when you can get invovled 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!

Training Calendar

Survey task at Rabbit Ings

Here is our 2017 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