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Current volunteering opportunities

Volunteer led walk, SnilesworthVolunteer led walk, Snilesworth

Please see below for our current opportunities. If you'd like further information on any of our volunteer roles, please contact: stating the role title.

Riverfly Monitoring Programme Volunteers - now fully booked!

Riverfly event

The North York Moors National Park are running two free training courses on 1 and 3 March that will allow you to join our group of dedicated Riverfly Volunteers in delivering our invaluable, long-term monitoring programme. The programme focuses on both the River Esk and River Rye catchments, and allows us to keep a keen eye on the condition and health of our watercourses. Your surveys will enable us to target our efforts more effectively when carrying out catchment restoration work.

Stuart Crofts (Riverfly Partnership Tutor) will be showing volunteers how to collect and identify samples of key freshwater invertebrate groups. These invertebrates help to indicate what condition our rivers are in and the quality of the water.

Once training is complete, you will be assigned your own area of the Rye or Esk to monitor throughout the season. It’s really straightforward – a single site will be allocated that suits you, and we ask you collect a minimum of one sample per month between May and October. You can then submit your results via a simple form on the official Riverfly Partnership website.

You'll need to sign up by 23 February to be invited to the training events - please contact the Volunteering team to volunteer for this opportunity:

Kiosk volunteers needed for Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden

We have lots of flexible options for volunteers to help with garden entry, sell plants and items from our shop and generally chat to and welcome our lovely visitors. Kiosk sessions are from 10am until 1pm or 1pm until 4.30pm Wednesday to Sunday. We welcome those who would like to do a regular slot or just be on call when needed – we have a great kiosk team but need just a bit more cover at this busy garden. Anyone who might be interested please email garden manager, June Tainsh