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

502 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential opportunities

502 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer - Short Term Placement - Sumburgh Head

June - end July 2020
Sumburgh Head, c/o Shetland Office
2 weeks
Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer Intern - Long Term Placement - Education, Families and Youth - Minsmere

March -September 2020
Minsmere Nature Reserve
26 weeks
Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Visitor Experience - Minsmere.

April to September 2020
Minsmere Nature Reserve
6 months
Residential volunteering, Publicity and promotional, Showing people wildlife, Inspiring young people, Helping visitors at our reserves, Retail and marketing

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Old Hall Marshes

Immediate start from March 2020
Old Hall Marshes
6 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer -- Long term placement - Abernethy

April - September 2020
Abernethy Reserve
20 weeks minimum
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Aylesbeare

Immediate start from Feb 2020
Aylesbeare Common
6 months
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.