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

544 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential opportunities

544 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - West Sedgemoor

Immediate start from mid July 2019
West Sedgemoor
6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Forsinard

November 2019 – February 2020
Forsinard Flows nature reserve
2 weeks – 4 weeks - Saturday to Saturday
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering, Showing people wildlife, Surveying wildlife

Residential Volunteer - Short term placement - Geltsdale

Mid October 2019 - March 2020
Geltsdale
2 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term - Coombes and Churnet Valleys

This scheme is designed to provide a basis for a career in woodland management and wildlife conservation.

six months
Coombes & Churnet Valleys
six months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer Visitor Experience Intern, Leighton Moss

6 months
Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay
Full time; 9am - 5.15pm five days per week
Residential volunteering, Internships

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Burton Mere

From beginning of August 2019
Dee Estuary, England
26 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.