Volunteering

Discover what kind of opportunities are available to get involved with coast and countryside teams and community groups.

Countryside Access

There are a variety of roles available to help keep our countryside spaces, such as nature reserves, walking routes and picnic areas, clean and safe for everyone. All current opportunities and how to apply can be found on the Time2Volunteer website and searching for ERYC Countryside Access Team on the opportunities directory.

Time2Volunteer with Countryside Access

Volunteering at nature reserves

At present we have new volunteering opportunities for you to help look after the nature reserves. Be a Nature Reserve Volunteer at::

  • Humber Bridge Country Park,
  • Millington Woods,
  • Eastrington Ponds,
  • Beverley Parks, and
  • Oak Hill.

Coming soon: In due course more opportunities at Danes Dyke, Flamborough South landing, and Flamborough outer Headland will become available.

You can also join the community groups that take care of some sites. Discover more about the Friends groups at Oak Hill and Humber Bridge Country Park in the community volunteering section.

Types of roles you could be doing

Roles vary depending on the skill set of individuals and the reserve. You can choose to do one or a mix of needed roles, which can include, but not limited to:

Volunteering with Walking the Riding and walking routes

We are also offering opportunities to help manage, expand and improve our Walking the Riding directory of walks showcasing the best countryside walks this area has to offer.

We have opportunities to work on our countryside paths which form a key part of visits to our East Riding countryside.

We are looking for countryside path surveyors, and local people who can keep an eye on a few paths, volunteers for our National Trails like the Yorkshire Wolds Way and KCIII England Coast Path called National Trail Rangers.

In addition for those who are keen to try their hand at some practical work we have opportunities for countryside path wardens to undertake basic work on:

Opportunities coming soon
Please note, our volunteer roles for Walking the Riding will be made available on Time2Volunteer in the next few weeks.

All current opportunities are listed on the Time2Volunteer website.

Time2Volunteer with Countryside Access

Community groups

Friends groups

Litter picking and beach cleans

Wildlife care and protection

Disclaimer
These are external organisations that operate in the area. East Riding of Yorkshire Council are not liable for information found of these websites or any contact you choose to have with these groups.

Benefits of volunteering

Why should you volunteer for coast and countryside opportunities? Volunteering in the countryside can be a truly rewarding experience, offering a wealth of benefits for both yourself and the communities you're helping. By giving your time and energy in the countryside you are building personal and wellbeing skills, making an impact on your community as well as other advantages.

Remember, the specific benefits you'll experience will depend on the type of volunteering you choose and the local environment. However, one thing is for sure: volunteering in the countryside is a fantastic way to give back, learn new things, connect with nature, and make a positive impact on the world.

So, if you're looking for a rewarding and meaningful way to spend your time, consider volunteering in the coast and countryside. It could be the perfect escape you've been searching for!