Volunteers at RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve

Residential volunteering

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

Residential volunteering

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.

Downloads

We hope this brochure will inspire you to help us, whatever your age, skills or free time. PDF, 4.0Mb.

Residential volunteering brochure 2018

"I could walk through the reserve to work each morning with the peepings of oystercatchers surrounding me. I learnt all the tricks of the trade, ranging from fencing, moth trapping and reed planting (including how to extract yourself when you’ve fallen in), to butterfly surveying and the less attractive ragwort pulling and litter picking. Now it’s over, I’m keen to do another!"

Anneke Emery, residential volunteer at Fairburn Ings reserve

What it's like to be a residential volunteer

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

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

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Residential opportunities

548 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer Short term Placement - Haweswater

From January 2019
Haweswater RSPB Reserve
2 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer Short term Placement - Lake Vyrnwy

Immediate start from November 2018
Lake Vyrnwy
2 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Mull of Galloway

March - September 2019
Mull of Galloway
2 weeks minimum Saturday to Saturday
Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Operation Osprey

April to mid August 2019 inclusive
Abernethy, Operation Osprey Project
1 week Saturday to Saturday
Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Short term placement - Ynys-hir

End March- end August 2019
Ynys Hir
2 - 4 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Short term - Blacktoft Sands

From January 2019
Blacktoft Sands
1 week Saturday to Saturday
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Internships

548 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer Intern – Specialist Ecology and Monitoring

6 or 12 months
Various locations
Full time 5 days per week
Residential internships

Residential Volunteer Intern - Practical Conservation

12 months
Various locations
Full time 5 days per week.
Residential internships

Residential Volunteer Intern - Reserves All-round Experience

12 months
Various locations
9am to 5.15pm, 5 days per week
Residential internships

Residential Volunteer Intern - Visitor Experience

6 months or 12 months
Various locations
Full time 5 days per week
Residential internships

How you can get involved

Volunteers at RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve

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