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 Internships

572 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential opportunities

572 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Visitor Experience - Arne

From beg June 2019
Arne
6 months, (Full time - 5 days a week)
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer- Long term placement - Mersehead

April - September 2019
Mersehead
26 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Conservation Skills - Long term placement - Forsinard

At Forsinard we manage the largest (and still expanding) RSPB reserve in the UK. This is a top opportunity to gain further experience in ecological surveying.

March - September inlcusive 2019
Forsinard Flows nature reserve
7 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering, Showing people wildlife, Surveying wildlife

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Rathlin Island

April – mid September 2019
Rathlin Island
4 weeks or more
Residential volunteering, Showing people wildlife, Helping visitors at our reserves

Residential Volunteer - Marketing Assistant, Bempton Cliffs

3-6 months. Flexible
Bempton Cliffs
Full time - 3 months to 6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering, Internships

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

From February 2019
Loch Gruinart
Minimum 12 weeks
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.