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.

Covid-19

Please note that the residential scheme will remain closed for short term placements (less than a month) for the remainder of 2021.  A limited number of long-term placements are available as detailed under ‘Residential opportunities’.

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, 5.8 Mb.

Residential volunteering brochure 2021

"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

157 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential opportunities

157 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Dearne Valley

From September 2021
Old Moor
26 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Visitor Experience Residential Volunteer - Arne

1 year
Arne
Full time - 5 days a week
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - West Sedgemoor

6 months
West Sedgemoor
6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Dee Estuary based at Burton Mere

Immediate start from August 2021
Dee Estuary, England
3 - 6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering, Showing people wildlife, Helping visitors at our reserves

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Saltholme

July/August 2021
Saltholme
Minimum 4 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.