River Catchment Project Volunteer

Location: River Derwent Catchment, Various locations, , East Yorkshire
Would you like to help restore, monitor and promote one of Yorkshires finest river catchment areas?

Rivers are an arterial network of wildlife corridors that support an abundance of species in Yorkshire’s landscape and beyond. They need help to remain in tip top condition, especially from invasive non-native species (INNS) that often out compete our native species threatening the health and diversity of our rivers.

We’d love to hear from you if you’d like a varied and rewarding volunteer opportunity that will see you balsam bashing, getting stuck into habitat restoration projects, to INNS surveying and sediment surveying.

Position details


Any Day

Contact details

If you have any questions about this role, please email volunteering@ywt.org.uk or call 01904 659570 and ask to speak to the Volunteering Support Team.

More Information

Yorkshire Derwent Catchment Partnership (YDCP) is made up of a diverse range of organisations with an aim to promote the health of the Derwent Catchment and the surrounding community through various projects.

Over the summer months you will be carrying out surveys for INNS, helping on practical conservation task days to eradicate INNS such as Himalayan Balsam. In the winter there will be the opportunity to be involved in walk over river sediment surveys that will inform the management of the area. Another element to the project is to restore Barmby Marsh SSSI for which there will be the opportunity to take part in practical conversation tasks associated with the habitat restoration taking place.

You’ll also be promoting the project to the wider public and acting as ambassador whilst volunteering.

You can find out even more in the opportunity description download at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to apply for this role, please fill out the application form at the bottom of the page and return it to volunteering@ywt.org.uk

If you have any problems downloading the form, please contact us and we can arrange to post you one.