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Volunteering in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Ragged Robin volunteers repair gate and wall
Ragged Robin volunteers repair gate and wall
Volunteers on finished boardwalk footpath
Volunteers on finished boardwalk footpath
Repairing a gate
Repairing a gate
Cleaning up roadsigns
Cleaning up roadsigns

Current volunteering opportunities

Find out how you can lend the Dales a helping hand

Ways to volunteer

From helping out in a museum to footpath repair, find out how you can help.

Every year, hundreds of people of all ages and from all walks of life, generously give their time to work together to make the Yorkshire Dales National Park the brilliant place it is.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in looking after the National Park. It is also a great way of helping others to understand and enjoy why it is so special!

The National Park Authority provides all sorts of opportunities for people to get involved. Volunteers give their time and energy to a variety of tasks – from maintaining and improving footpaths, to surveying farm buildings or leading a guided walk. Check out the Ways to volunteer page to help or get involved.

Volunteers make an amazing contribution to the work of the Authority. In 2015/16 volunteers contributed over 5,655 days in helping to look after the National Park – a tremendous achievement!

Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds – the unifying factor being a love and appreciation of the Yorkshire Dales. Many volunteers want to 'give something back', others want to widen their experience and learn new skills. For what ever reason you want to volunteer, being involved will help you meet new people who share your passion for the Yorkshire Dales.

To see how you can get involved check out our current opportunities.

Current volunteering opportunities

Find out how you can lend the Dales a helping hand

Ways to volunteer

From helping out in a museum to footpath repair, find out how you can help.

Corporate Volunteering

Find out more about Corporate Volunteering days

Corporate Partnership explained

Find out more about our Corporate Partnership opportunities

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