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Living Seas Volunteering

Waves of Waste Credit Chelsea BradburyWaves of Waste Credit Chelsea Bradbury

We have many different Living Seas volunteering opportunities. If you are looking to gain more experience in marine conservation or you simply love our Yorkshire coast and marine habitats then get involved today.

Are you passionate about the marine environment? Do you share our Living Seas vision? Do you want to gain experience in marine conservation and awareness? Are you looking for an exciting way to volunteer?

The Living Seas team need your help to safeguard our seas for the future!

Living Seas Centre

Waves of Waste

Scarborough beach clean Join a beach clean being carried out along our 45 miles of Yorkshire coastline.

Yorkshire Wildilfe Trust carries out seasonal beach cleans at three sites along the Yorkshire coastline with the support of Waves of Waste coordinators.


Shoresearch at North Landing Flamborough Credit Jess Bersey If you enjoy looking for marine wildlife in Yorkshire’s wonderful rockpools then join us on a Shoresearch.

With the help of volunteers, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust carries out surveys up and down the county in order to gather important data that gives us a picture of our intertidal wildlife.


Seasearch diver Credit George StoyleJoin divers from Seasearch North East to record marine wildlife under the waves.

The Seasearch North East team run training courses and dives each year to survey important areas. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has been actively engaged with Seasearch North East which includes a survey area stretching from the Scottish borders as far south as Spurn. Join divers from Seasearch North East to help record marine wildlife under the waves.

Marine Mammal Recording

Grey seal Credit NeilAldridge Help us spot whales, dolphins and harbour porpoise which live in the North Sea all year round.

Flamborough Head, Filey, Marine Drive in Scarborough and Whitby provide ideal locations for marine mammal watching, and during bird migrations many birdwatchers have their eye firmly on our coastal waters.