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Ways to volunteer

What can you do?

We offer a range of opportunities to volunteer and help the Yorkshire Dales National Park:

Dales Volunteers

The 'Dales Volunteers' is the YDNPA's network of around 200 volunteers. This is a long term volunteering opportunity where volunteers can be involved in a wide variety of tasks.

Dales Countryside Museum volunteers

At the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, Museum volunteers record and conserve artefacts, give demonstrations and assist visitors as required.

Schools work experience

We offer a limited number of work experience placements to pupils at schools in or close to the National Park.

Work placements

A very limited number of placements are available to students in higher education or people looking to gain work experience.

Young Rangers

An opportunity for anyone aged 11-16 to take part in practical conservation tasks. Young Rangers meet once a month in the North, West and South of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Group volunteering

If you are part of a group of people who want to volunteer there are occasionally opportunities for you to come and get your hands dirty working on projects to look after some of the many kilometers of public rights of way that we are responsible for.

Corporate volunteering opportunities

If you are a company, bank, building society etc and would like to have a corporate team day out of the office while helping make a difference in the National Park, check out the following link.

Other opportunities

Find links to wider volunteering opportunities in the National Park.

What's best for you?

Different types of volunteering suit different people. Please take the time to read the further details on each opportunity and see if it is right for you.

Different types of volunteering opportunities may not be always available. For the latest on what's on offer, check out our current opportunities.

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Young Rangers

Find out what Young Rangers get up to

Corporate Volunteering

Find out more about Corporate Volunteering opportunities

Other places to volunteer

Not your cup of tea? Volunteer for RSPB, National Trust or others instead.