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Apply to join Dales Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Dales Volunteer. Dales Volunteers are our medium to long term volunteers who support the work of Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority across a wide variety of roles and departments.

Our latest recruitment for Dales Volunteers in January 2018 had a tremendous response with 90 people applying for the 19 posts on offer. We really appreciate everyone taking the time to complete an application and would love to offer a volunteering opportunity to all - but this is just not possible. We will be back in touch if other roles appear. In the meantime we are looking to recruit a volunteer leader for our Young Rangers groups - see below.

Current vacancies

In our Learning and Engagement Team we have vacancies for:

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 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 or western volunteer base. Before applying please check that you live:

  • NORTH - within 40 miles of either Hawes (DL8 3NT) or Aysgarth Falls (DL8 3TH)
  • WEST – within 40 miles of Orton (CA10 3RH)

You can do this easily by using an online journey planner (e.g. via the Government’s Transport Direct service, showing the “car route”). Simply enter your postcode and the postcode of the volunteer bases shown above to calculate the distance between the two. If your permanent home address is not within the above distances then unfortunately you are not eligible to join Dales Volunteers.

To apply please complete the application form as fully as possible.  Demand for these roles is often high so the more we know about you the easier it is to match you to a vacancy.

Further information

If you have any queries about Dales Volunteers please contact Sally Robertshaw, Volunteers Development Officer on 01756 751644