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Meet and greet volunteers at Aysgarth Photography by Paul Harris

Volunteering with the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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! 

Volunteers contribute an immense amount of time and providing these opportunities is one of the objectives agreed by the Authority and a wide range of local partner organisations in the National Park Management Plan 2019-24.

Our volunteers get involved with a wide range of activities across the Park, it’s not just footpaths and stiles; we have volunteers at the Dales Countryside Museum, within our Learning and Engagement Team, Historic Environment, monitoring Trees and Woodlands, in our wildlife team and much more.

Most volunteers join us as a Dales Volunteer, these are our regular, trained volunteers who are usually with us on a medium to long-term basis or sometimes we have one-off opportunities, for these please visit our Dales Action Days page.


Take a look at the information below to find out more!