What we're looking for
We are looking for an enthusiastic residential volunteer to join our high performing Devon Reserves Team, based at the Exminster Marshes. The Exe Estuary reserves are internationally recognised as important sites for thousands of ducks, geese and waders, along with many rare dragonfly, aquatic plant and mammal species. You will gain knowledge and experience of managing nature reserves especially wet grassland sites. Your focus will be on a suite of habitats centred around the Exe Estuary, targeting breeding Lapwing and freshwater ecosystems as well as farmland birds including the iconic Cirl Bunting at our Labrador Bay reserve. Although posted in Exminster, the team manages nine diverse reserves, such as marsh, woodland, mudflat and agricultural land. As a residential volunteer, you will play an integral role in surveying and maintaining the reserves so that they provide the perfect home for nature.