There are some opportunities to work with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and other partners to improve our nature reserves, country parks, open spaces and footpaths.
The countryside access team does not have a countryside volunteer service, nor a full time volunteer coordinator so opportunities are limited.
Living close to one of the local nature reserves is a distinct advantage, although if you do not we may be able to put you in touch with an alternative group such as The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) or Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Further information about volunteering for these groups is available on their websites.
The Conservation Volunteers (external website)
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - volunteering (external website)
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds - volunteering (external website)
By volunteering you can:
- learn new practical skills (training is provided)
- get involved with decision making about a site near you
- learn about nature and wildlife and meet people with similar interests.
Anyone over the age of 18 can become a volunteer, whether you are a student looking to gain some experience, retired with time to spare or a local resident wanting to get involved with the conservation of your local area. No previous experience or skills are necessary. Everyone is welcome!
Walkers can volunteer to help improve local path networks. We work in partnership with The Ramblers of East Riding to help improve rights of way be erecting signs and gates, and clearing overgrowth.
If you are aged under 18 you can join the East Riding Phoenix Group. Volunteers get free admission on events and we also try to help with transport.
Please get in touch using the contact us page.