Volunteer Groups 


This new group works with the Countryside Rangers to undertake tasks across the city in all sorts of outdoor locations including parks, churchyards, woodlands, nature reserves and allotments . All welcome to join the Rangers, get some fresh air and exercise, learn new skills and meet new people whilst improving the environment for people and wildlife. Summer tasks include things like planting, painting, cutting back overgrown footpaths, fencing, removing invasive plants and lots more! Remember to wear sturdy shoes, old clothes and bring a packed lunch! Booking essential.

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Volunteer Rangers

Sites: parks and green spaces all over the city

Meet: Twice monthly on the first and third Wednesday at 10am to 3pm

Leeds Wildlife Volunteers

Site: parks and nature areas all over Leeds

Meet: Every second and fourth Wednesday of   the month. 9.30am - 3.30pm.

Come along, make friends, learn new skills and help improve and maintain habitats for wildlife all over Leeds as well as the West Leeds Country Park! All sorts of different tasks from dry stone walling to wildflower planting, and hedge laying to hay-raking. In addition you get to know the various nature conservation sites large and small in the West Leeds Country Park and also over the rest of Leeds.

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The Friends of Post Hill

Site: Post Hill, Farnley, LS12

Meet: Every so often to carry out practical tasks and run public events

The Friends of Post Hill are a well established group working to promote and enhance this fantastic woodland in West Leeds for people to use and enjoy.

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The Cragghill & Woodside Residents Group

Sites: Craggwood, Craggwood Road Wood, Cragg Hill Recreation Ground, Little Hawksworth Wood, Woodside Park Avenue Local Green Space, Knoll Wood

Meet: Every so often to carry out practical tasks in the green spaces in and around Cragghill and Woodside

This residents group usually meet on the first Monday of each month, and also run occasional practical work days. The group was established to take an active interest in conserving and enhancing the character of Cragghill and Woodside areas of Horsforth.

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Our volunteer group seeks to promote this small urban woodland located on the edge of Horsforth and offering long distance views and easy access. We hold regular events throughout the year and undertake action days in autumn and winter on second Saturday of month 10am to 1pm

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The Friends of Hunger Hills Woods

Sites: Hunger Hills Woods   

Meet: Every so often to carry out practical tasks in Hunger Hills Woods

Opportunity to carry out essential maintenance work in this award winning park. The work is extremely varied and rose pruning, planting in the flower beds, habitat management in the wildlife area and essential maintenance in the Conservatory. Although the stated finishing time is 3pm one can stay for as long as they like or can spare.

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Pudsey Park Volunteers

Sites: Pudsey Park

 Meet: First Wednesday of the month from 9.30am to 3pm outside the West Leeds Country Park Visitor Centre

Friends of Hawksworth Wood

Site: Hawksworth Wood, Horsforth

Meet: Every second Saturday of the month

Tasks vary each month and may include meadow and woodland management, pond and stream clearance, installing benches or bird boxes, step maintenance and woodland bulb planting. The group start at 10am and usually finish at 1pm, but please feel free to stay as long as you like or can spare.  


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Newlay and Whitecotes Residents Association

Site: Bramley Fall Wood (LS13) and Newlay Meadow

Meet: Quarterly meetings and regular events

The group are active in the LS13 area with Bramley Fall Wood in the heart of their catchment area. Number of activities have taken place in Bramley Fall  Wood  over four years including bulb planting, litter picking, hedge laying and removing Himalayan balsam. As well as that they have social events and provide updates to members. The group is purely voluntary and newcomers are welcome.


Parks and Countryside Education Volunteers

Site: Tropical World, Lotherton Bird Garden and West Leeds Country Park Visitor Centre

Meet: To be arranged with zoo staff

Share your love of nature with schools and groups by volunteering with our Education team. A host of opportunities are available helping with zoo education at the West Leeds Country Park Visitor Centre zoo at Pudsey Park besides investigating the wildlife of our parks and countryside areas in the West Leeds Country Park.