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Dales Young Ranger Leaders, North & West areas

We have vacancies on our learning and engagement teams for Young Ranger Leaders.

Young Rangers is a programme of practical conservation tasks run in the Yorkshire Dales National Park for 11 to 16 year olds. The majority of the tasks are organised at weekends with a small number in school holidays.

There are two Young Ranger groups based in the North of the National Park, one usually meets at Bainbridge or Aysgarth, the second group meets at Sedbergh. You would be expected to work with one, or both of these groups on a regular basis.

We are looking for volunteers to help the Learning and Engagement staff lead these groups.  This is a great role for anyone who wants to help other people and groups to enjoy the opportunities the National Park has to offer.

Purpose of role

Full  information about the role can be found on the role profile here. It also outlines the nature of the role the training requirements and the minimum number of days commitment we are looking for.

Timescale to apply

We are looking for a limited number of people so if you are interested we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will close applications when we have enough.

Before completing an application form please read the role profile for the vacancy you are interested in. It will outline the nature of the role the training requirements and the minimum number of days commitment we are looking for.

To apply

To apply please complete the application form.Please note as part of the Authority’s carbon reduction measures, we now only recruit people who live within 40 miles of a northern volunteer base or 35 miles of a southern one. Before applying please check that you live:

  • NORTH &WEST within 40 miles of either Hawes (DL8 3NT), Aysgarth Falls (DL8 3TH) or Orton (CA10 3RQ); or
  • SOUTH within 35 miles of either Grassington (BD23 5LB) or Stainforth (BD24 9PN).

Dales Learning and Engagement Volunteer

Summer Events Programme

We have vacancies for volunteers to help the Learning and Engagement staff lead our summer events, which include a range of activities from supporting short walks to stream dipping and children’s craft sessions.

This is a great role for anyone who wants to help other people and groups to enjoy the opportunities the National Park has to offer. If you are friendly and welcoming and like to meet and talk to new people, this could be the role for you.

Most of the activities will be located in the south of the National Park, with a few further north.

Purpose of role

More information: Full  information about the role can be found on the role profile here. It also outlines the nature of the role the training requirements and the minimum number of days commitment we are looking for. We are encountering some IT issues currently. If you cannot open this link to the role profile, please email abigail.nelson@yorkshiredales.org.uk and we can email it to you.

Timescale to apply

We are looking for a limited number of people so if you are interested we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will close applications when we have enough.

To apply

Before completing an application form please read the role profile for the vacancy you are interested in. It will outline the nature of the role the training requirements and the minimum number of days commitment we are looking for.

You must also be available to take part in a training day that is fixed for Thursday 28th June at Malham

To apply please complete the application form. Please note as part of the Authority’s carbon reduction measures, we now only recruit people who live within 40 miles of a northern volunteer base or 35 miles of a southern one. Before applying please check that you live:

  • NORTH &WEST within 40 miles of either Hawes (DL8 3NT), Aysgarth Falls (DL8 3TH) or Orton (CA10 3RQ); or
  • SOUTH within 35 miles of either Grassington (BD23 5LB) or Stainforth (BD24 9PN).


Westmorland Dales Hidden Landscapes Partnership

The Westmorland Dales Hidden Landscapes Partnership project has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Click here to find out about up and coming volunteering opportunities.


Under 18? How about volunteering as part of our Young Rangers group?

We have three groups across the park for anyone aged 11 to 16 who loves the outdoors and is keen to find out more about our amazing National Park. 17 and 18 year olds can also be involved as helpers. For more information about this see here  Young Rangers.


Do you have experience in running family/children’s events?

The Dales Countryside Museum is interested in hearing from people skilled in leading activities that would appeal to their younger visitors.  Volunteer practitioners are sought to support their programme of activities and events throughout the year. They are particularly keen to hear from those with knowledge of craft, nature, the outdoors and archaeology though other ideas and skills are welcome.  Experience of working with young people is essential as well as good communication skills and a big dollop of enthusiasm!

For more information please contact Sally Robertshaw sally.robertshaw@yorkshiredales.org.uk or call 01756 751644.

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