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Pond dipping in the National Park A Yorkshire Dales National Park Volunteer working with families.

Current volunteering opportunities

Apply for one of our roles

Before applying please consider to volunteer with us you must:

  • Be over 18, if you are under 18 please consider Young Rangers
  • Live within 35 miles of Grassington (BD23 5LB) or Stainforth (BD24 9PN) or within 40 miles of Aysgarth (DL8 3TH) or Hawes (DL8 3NT)
  • Commit to attending induction days and a variety of training activities as outlined in the role profile

If you want to apply you will need to do so via our MyVolunteerPage here. Please note if you don’t have one already you’ll need to create a account first.


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 although 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!

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.

Not what you are looking for?

Whilst we try to offer as many opportunities as we can, sometimes our ability to do so can be limited by things like the weather, the supervisory capacity of our staff and what projects we are running. For some roles, vacancies do not arise very often. Do keep checking back on our website or you can join our volunteer waiting list to be the first to hear about new opportunities. You can also see other places to volunteer.