Volunteering

Conservation volunteering (BEES)

BEES work on a number of urban and urban fringe sites, managing them for the benefit of wildlife and local people. We offer an opportunity for anybody interested in nature conservation or people keen to help maintain local areas and make a positive impact on the local environment. No previous experience is necessary; training will be given on the day.

Link to BEES programme of practical conservation volunteer days: http://www.bees-ymca.org.uk/

Corporate Volunteering

We offer the opportunity for companies to carry out practical conservation work in local environmental areas. This will support their corporate responsibility aspirations. These activities can also contribute to team building sessions in a community setting. This is in addition to the opportunity for individuals to join the conservation volunteer group on a weekly basis. Please visit the BEES website for more information about the projects and places we work at.

Denso Nature Reserve Volunteer Opportunites

Click the following link for Friends of Denso Marston Nature Reserve work parties and guided wildlife walks: http://www.wildlifeatwork.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/events

Environmental volunteering (BCEP)

Opportunities for volunteers are flexible. Any contribution from a volunteer is valued and makes a difference. The main focus of volunteering with BCEP is to raise awareness of environmental issues within communities and to develop the skills of volunteers.

We are based at the Carlisle Business Centre but a lot of work takes place in different locations such as community/youth spaces and schools around the district.

If you wish to register as a volunteer or discuss the possibilities further, please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01274 720353 to arrange a meeting.

Horton Community Farm Volunteer Opportunity

Help make this exciting local food project happen! Help the site at Cecil Avenue allotment site become a thriving urban permaculture centre for local food, environmental-education and horticultural therapy.

Get outdoors, meet people and add to your CV with tasks such as planting, harvesting, watering and ground clearing. We have polytunnels, a compost toilet and future plans include a community garden area, a large edible forest garden, starter plots and a nature area.

Please contact us prior to arriving.

Low Wood Work days, Keighley

Low Wood is located on a steep escarpment high above the Aire Valley.

Practical workdays take place on the second Thursday of every month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. You do not have to attend the whole day but are welcome to stay as long as you are able. please wear suitable outdoor clothing and dress for the weather i.e. sturdy boots, waterproofs, and sun cream. Bring a drink and packed lunch.

For more information and other Yorkshire-wide work days with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust visit: http://www.ywt.org.uk/work_days.php

Tree planting vol days with Forest of Bradford

For planting days and more information please follow this link to the Forest of Bradford section of the BEAT website: http://www.beat.org.uk.odin.webhoster.co.uk/bm/forest_of_bradford/planti...

Volunteering at 'Treehouse'. The Fairtrade, organic & vegetarian cafe.

Having volunteers enables the Treehouse to source its food ethically, while still keeping costs low. By volunteering here you can learn (or teach us!) about cooking vegetarian and vegan food. Plus you'll get a tasty free meal every time you do a shift and a 15% discount for the rest of the week. You will also meet like-minded people and have a lot of fun while doing all these things!

Volunteer roles include cooking for and staffing the café, publicity, organising events, telling stories to children in the cafe and around Bradford with the Commonweal Storytellers, helping with ongoing decorating and maintenance and many others.

To find out more visit the cafe, call 01274 732354 or visit the website: http://www.treehousecafe.org/index.php?pageId=1