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

512 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

9 or 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

Residential opportunities

512 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer - Long Term - Seabird Research, Bempton Cliffs

mid April - late July 2020
Bempton Cliffs Seabird Centre
16 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteers - Conservation Skills - Long Term Placement - Forsinard Flows

March - September 2020
Forsinard Flows nature reserve
7 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering, Showing people wildlife, Surveying wildlife

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Blacktoft Sands

Immediate start till March 2020
Blacktoft Sands
5 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long Term Placement - Portmore Lough

Immediate start fromJanuary 2020
Portmore Lough
6 months
Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Surrey and Hants Heaths

Immediate start from Jan 2020
Surrey & Hampshire Heaths
6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Visitor Experience - Loch Garten Nature Centre

March - End Oct 2020
Abernethy, Operation Osprey Project
6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering, Helping visitors at our reserves

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.