There are a whole host of opportunities for volunteering at Nidderdale AONB, to fit with your interests and the amount of time you have to offer.
Our conservation volunteers are a hands-on group who meet every Tuesday to carry out practical conservation work across Nidderdale AONB. Tasks include woodland management, scrub clearance, footpath repair, pond restoration, and fencing.
James Searle our Volunteer Coordinator leads the tasks and welcomes anyone who wants to "have a go" and doesn't mind getting their hands dirty! No experience is necessary as we provide the tools and training.
The Nidderdale AONB walling group is a team of passionate volunteers who meet every Wednesday to build, repair and restore dry stone walls across the AONB. Whether an experienced dry stone waller or a complete novice we would be delighted if you could join us.
Are you looking for a great opportunity to gain vital experience and develop your career as an ecologist? Or do you fancy getting out and about in the glorious countryside of Nidderdale AONB and finding out a bit more about the wildlife there? The Wild Watch is YOUR chance to do this and be part of Nidderdale AONB’s biggest ever wildlife survey, helping your wildlife flourish. Find out more.
The help of volunteers in survey and research work is essential. It contributes to the conservation and protection of habitats and species across the AONB. Whether you are a trained botanist or simply have an interest in the Yorkshire countryside we would be delighted to hear from you. Training and support is provided so previous experience is not always necessary. Drop us a line to find out which projects we currently need help with.
We believe that providing practical experience for the next generation of conservationists is vital.
We can offer a safe but challenging experience providing students a taste of what it’s really like to work in a conservation organisation.
We are unable to remunerate students but can offer a friendly working environment and a beautiful location!