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

516 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential opportunities

516 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer - Long Term Placement - Practical and Survey - Loch Lomond

One placement from11th January, one from April 4th
Loch Lomond
6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Wader Monitoring Project - Long term placement - Loch Leven

April to end June 2020
Loch Leven
12 weeks
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term - Visitor experience - Loch Lomond

From October 2019 to October 2020 (flexible)
Loch Lomond
6-12 months
Residential volunteering, Helping visitors at our reserves

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Loch of Strathbeg

End September 2019 - end March 2020
Loch of Strathbeg
3 - 6 months
Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - West Sedgemoor

Immediate start
West Sedgemoor
6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Burton Mere

Immediate start from October 2019
Dee Estuary, England
Minimum 8 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.