St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living


St Nicks is the green heart of York, a nature reserve and environment centre located just 1 mile from the city centre. We started by transforming a former landfill site into a thriving Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and we continue to manage it with the help of over 200 volunteers per year! From our eco-friendly base at St Nicks Environment Centre we run projects and services that help residents of York move towards a sustainable future. Our mission is to create lasting positive change in actions and attitudes of York residents to enable them to move towards a sustainable future and we run projects and services to help us achieve this goal.

Our organisation is a major player in the local sector, encompassing a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. In 2016/17 we are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the Lord Mayor’s Charities of the year as well as commencing a three-year partnership with Goodricke College at the University of York. St Nicks is a great place to work and volunteer – please see below if you would like to join our team by filling one of our current job/volunteer vacancies.


Sorry, we currently have no vacancies. If you would still like to get involved with the work we do, we have many exciting voluntary opportunities available.  For more information, have a look at our Volunteering Page or get in touch at




This page was last updated 17 Aug 2017