West Reserves Voluntary Trainee

The West Reserves Team at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust look after a total of 25 nature reserves across the whole of West Yorkshire. These sites vary in size, have many different habitats including woodlands, grasslands and wetlands and face a whole range of challenges and opportunities. From the beautiful magnesian limestone meadows at Brockadale, to the fungi rich grasslands of Broadhead clough, to the urban oasis of Kirkstall Valley, as a West Reserves Voluntary Trainee you can expect to gain a valuable experience across a broad range of fascinating habitats and locations. You will be involved with a site that is developing into a nature reserve too, with wildflower meadow re-seeding, new hedges and tree planting.

In order to protect, create and manage these high-quality habitats for a whole range of species, we carry out a varied and important programme of both outdoor practical delivery and office-based work, which as a voluntary trainee you will get to experience firsthand.

Our volunteer trainee program is well established and as such, participants have become an invaluable addition to the Reserves team, further enhancing and protecting Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves whilst developing the skills and experience needed to take the first steps into a career in conservation.

Time: 2 or 3 days per week for a maximum of 12 months.

Location: Predominantly Stirley and Upper Park Wood Reserves in Huddersfield but with the opportunity to volunteer on Nature Reserves across all of West Yorkshire (Leeds/ Bradford/ Huddersfield/ Selby/ Wakefield/ Hebden Bridge). Office base is Stirley, Huddersfield, HD4 6FA.

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Key Information


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate


Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills


Stirley nr Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

29th April 2024 at 9:00am

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