Summer Volunteer Placements
Students Ryedale Folk Museum

We have run very successful summer volunteer programmes in various years, successful from many points of view.

The Geology Trust has been able to offer a great number of events such as Dinodays, events for the family around dinosaurs and fossils, fossil walks and walks around the villages we had set a base in like Robin Hood’s Bay and Hutton-le-Hole.

Delight! Richard

The students benefited from the training, not only in running events with the general public but also in field skills such as mapping, interpreting the landscape and graphic logging. Many of those involved went on to get better jobs because of the transferable skills acquired during their summer with the Trust.

“The summer placement provided a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the Trust, geology, promotion and teamwork. As a bonus, many new good friends were made.” Michelle Lewis, Volunteer.

“My involvement with the Geology Trusts contributed largely to the fact I was offered 5 jobs out of 6 interviews I was invited to.” Ian Brewer.

RHB from OSH

This programme is so successful and useful to both the volunteers and the Trust that we would dearly like to continue it. In order to do that we must find a way to secure the resources such as time, experienced officers, venue and last but not least, money. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to do so in recent years and the economic downturn will prevent us once again to recruit volunteers for a Summer Programme.


However if you are a company willing to sponsor this very worthwhile Programme or a volunteer willing to offer a few hours second manning walks, cataloguing photographs (knowledge of the local landscapes a bonus) or supporting the Trust at the Rosedale Show for example, please do not hesitate to get in touch.