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, 3.4Mb.

Residential volunteering brochure 2019

"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 Internships

563 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential opportunities

563 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Visitor experience residential volunteer - Long term placement - Loch Lomond

From April 2019 to October 2019 (flexible)
Loch Lomond
6-12 months
Residential volunteering, Helping visitors at our reserves

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Loch Gruinart & The Oa

From February 2019
Loch Gruinart
Minimum 12 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement Little Tern Recovery Project Chesil Beach, Dorset

11 May – 3 August 2019
Little Tern Recovery Project
12 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteers - Friends and Family at Forsinard

Various weeks Summer/Autumn 2019
Forsinard Flows nature reserve
One week
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long Term People Engagment - Forsinard

Immediate start from March - end September 2019
Forsinard Flows nature reserve
6 weeks minimum stay
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering, Showing people wildlife, Surveying wildlife

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Aylesbeare

From end March 2019
Aylesbeare Common
6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

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.