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

569 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Visitor Experience - Arne

From mid August 2018
Arne
6 months, (Full time - 5 days a week)
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Aylesbeare

From August 2018
Aylesbeare Common
6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Strumpshaw

Immediate start from July 2018
Mid Yare Valley, Strumpshaw
26 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - West Sedgemoor

immediate start from July 2018
West Sedgemoor
6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Short term - Forsinard

October 2018 – February 2019
Forsinard Flows nature reserve
2 - 4 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer- Long term placement - Mersehead

Mid August 2018 - End March 2019
Mersehead
26 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Internships

569 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer Intern - Central Highlands Reserve

Immediate start June 2018
Central Highland nature reserves
10 months
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.