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Residential volunteering

Jenny fencing on our Onziebust reserve, Orkney.

Jenny fencing on our Onziebust reserve, Orkney

Image: The RSPB

Residential volunteering is your chance to have a break, try something new or get some experience for your CV.

There are over 40 different places to stay and hundreds of things to do. You can spend a week or more on a reserve, and you can do it alone or bring a friend.

We'll provide you with accommodation, new skills and some great memories.

We have highlighted a selection of opportunities further down the page.

If you'd like a taster of what it's like to be a residential volunteer, you can watch this short video: 

Alasdair Grubb

Volunteering with the RSPB enables you to contribute, to do your bit to help wildlife and the work of the RSPB but the big plus is that on a high tide you get to wash your feet.

Les Mundy, Residential Volunteer
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How you can help

Request a copy of Do Something Different, our residential volunteering brochure, including application form.

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