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Current volunteering opportunities

Recruiting Soon...

We will be recruiting soon for volunteers in our three area teams, Southern Area, Northern Area and Western Area.

Watch this space for more information.

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 or call 01756 751644.

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:

*           within 40 miles of either Hawes (DL8 3NT), Aysgarth Falls (DL8 3TH) or Orton (CA10 3RQ); or

*           within 35 miles of either Grassington (BD23 5LB) or Stainforth (BD24 9PN).

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Other places to volunteer

Not your cup of tea? Volunteer for RSPB, National Trust or others instead.

Corporate Volunteering

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