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(c) Lawrence Davenhill

Incredible wild spaces, working alongside inspiring friends and supporting your local wildlife - that’s why our volunteers keep coming back.

All across Yorkshire people give us their spare minutes, hours and days on beaches, under trees, amongst meadows and in communities, schools and offices. Over 1000 volunteers are working together to create a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone and you can be a part of it too. However much time you have and whatever skills and experience you bring there are many ways in which you can help the wildlife living on your doorstep. 

With so much to get involved in we’re sure we’ve got something for you; raking hay meadows, leading rock pooling, hosting a Wild Party, keeping watch over our sheep and cattle. Whatever you decide to do you’ll be part of a fantastic team helping to protect and share the amazing wildlife that calls Yorkshire home.

You might choose to volunteer regularly in our cafés, shops or offices, lead guided walks and events that fit around the rest of your life or pop along to our practical conservation days whenever you’re free and able. We even have some volunteers who give their time from home. Find opportunities near you.

(c) Simon Collins, York Filming and Editing and Helen Leavey, writer and journalist

I love working with my fellow volunteers and staff. Sometimes, when I wake up and don't feel like getting out of bed to do some work (I am retired), it is the thought of seeing, interacting and working with everyone else that jolts me out of my short-period apathy. Plus, I have the end-of-day pleasure of having done something worthwhile.
Neil Doherty, Volunteer

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