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National Trust in volunteer plea for properties and sites such as Marsden Moor estate

National Trust want more people to volunteer

Volunteers for the National Trust

Still looking for a belated New Year’s resolution?

The National Trust has provided some food for thought, with the suggestion of giving up your time for one of their attractions.

Sites in West and North Yorkshire need more people to volunteer both indoors and outdoors, according to the organisation.

Marsden Moor estate is one of the attractions which requires more volunteers.

The nature reserve requires a plant group volunteer to grow, pot up and care for garden plants sold at fairs as part of the Trust’s moorland conservation work.

A workshop volunteer is also needed to help with small scale repair work across the estate, which covers thousands of acres of stunning moorland.

Popular tourist attractions in West Yorkshire such as East Riddlesden Hall near Keighley and Hardcastle Crags in Hebden Bridge also require voluntary work.

The Hall is calling for someone to help in the café and with weddings, the popular walking spot in Hebden Bridge also needs a cafe volunteer and a park ranger.

Click below for images of the Marsden Moor Estate

Casey Morrison, volunteer consultant for the Trust in the north, said: “Volunteers keep the National Trust going.

“Welcoming just over 1.5 million people to places in Yorkshire each year, they’re with us every day of the year and help us in a variety of ways.”

The Trust are also offering 20 volunteering roles at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal near Ripon in North Yorkshire, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Maureen Lohmeyer, who volunteers at the attraction, said: “I’ve always been passionate about conservation of the countryside and Fountains Abbey provides a great platform for people to enjoy the outdoors.

“I take great pleasure in seeing people enjoying their visit.”

For more information visit nationaltrust.org.uk.

A volunteer for the National Trust at East Riddlesden Hall, near Keighley, West Yorkshire



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