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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: volunteers@northyorkmoors.org.uk stating the role title.


Levisham Estate Volunteers

View over Hole of Horcum by Mike Kipling

We are looking for volunteers who live near to the Levisham Estate in the south area of the North York Moors National Park. Volunteers are invited to help to monitor the condition of habitats across the Estate and to carry out seasonal wildlife surveys to monitor the extent of key wildlife. This will help us to prioritise areas that may need management. You'll be spending lots of time on the National Park owned Levisham Estate, a site rich in cultural and natural heritage. Full training and guidance will be provided for you to enjoy an integral role in monitoring this important area, the habitats and species found there. You'll need a good level of fitness for this role and you will need to be comfortable volunteering independently. You will also need to be able to interact with members of the public and provide advice or support as necessary. Your time commitment will vary by season, but as a guide you can expect to be volunteering twice per month.


Himalayan Balsam Research Monitor Volunteer

Help our Ryevitalise team and our PhD student partner to monitor set research plots looking into the effects of Himalayan Balsam growth and control. You'll be part of new research into the effects that invasive non-native species have on our watercourses. You will receive all necessary training and we will provide you with the equipment you need to do the role. You will be working independently with support from staff and our researcher. You'll need to be willing to learn new skills, as well as having a commitment to health and safety. You'll also need bags of enthusiasm and positivity! You'll be making regular monitoring visits and will need to return results and samples to our researcher within a specified time frame.

At the moment we are looking for expressions of interest, so if you are keen to find out more please contact Rachael Poole, Volunteer Officer on volunteers@northyorkmoors.org.uk


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 june@helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk