Livestock Checker- North Newbald Beckies

We’re creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone and we’re getting a helping hand from some of our 4-legged friends! Sheep, cattle and Ponies graze areas of our land to help keep rough competitive species under control, leaving room for wildflowers and grasses which are important for a huge range of insects, birds and other amazing wildlife.

We’ve welcomed a flock of Hebridean sheep to North Newbald Becksies Nature Reserve. We’re looking for local people to help watch over our flock by visiting the site once a week or fortnight for roughly an hour. You won’t be needed to handle the sheep but use your keen observation skills to check all is well, count the sheep and report any injuries or illness to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff. No prior knowledge is required as full training is provided.

Livestock checks can be done at any time so are perfect if you have lots of other commitments to work around. You’ll pick a slot on our rota that suits you, all we ask is that you can definitely make it when you say you can.

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For more information about this opportunity please email or call 01904 659570 and ask to speak to the Volunteering Development Team.

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