Invasive Non-Native Species Volunteer

Location: Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6RP
Are you passionate about Yorkshire’s waterways, and alarmed by the spread of alien species?
These incredibly diverse eco-systems are under grave threat and need protecting! We need committed, energetic and skilled volunteers to take the fight to species such as Japanese Knotweed and Himilayan Balsam. To help protect our rivers we are looking to recruit and train a team of INNS volunteers to locate these invaders, and undertake treatment to restore native species.

Position details




Any Day



Contact details

If you have any questions about this role please email or call the Volunteering Development Team.


Telephone: 01904 659570

What will you be doing?

You will be invited to attend a training session covering all aspects of surveying for Invasive Non Native Species and their identification.  After your training, you’ll be allocated a priority 2-5 mile river segment within the Aire & Calder catchment area to survey 1-2 times a month from March until October. The locations we hope to have volunteers based are Stamford Bridge area in East Yorkshire and in West Yorkshire the Calder Valley, near Halifax and Colne Valley, near Huddersfield.

After surveying the area you’ll need upload the data to the webtool INNS Mapper.  There will also be the opportunity to participate in the treatment of species such as Himilayan balsam and American Skunk Cabbage, removing the invasive plants by hand and helping to replant the area and restore the native ecosystem.

More information and applying for this role

More details about the role can be found in the role description at the bottom of the page and if you would like to apply for this opportunity, please use the Volunteer Application Form found at the bottom of the page.

Please return your completed application form to