What we're looking for
We are looking for two enthusiastic residential volunteers to join our high performing Devon Reserves Team, based at our Exminster Marshes and Aylesbeare Common reserves respectively. If based at Exminster Marshes 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. Our work across a range of sites in East Devon is based at Aylesbeare Common, delivering habitat management that supports a huge variety of wildlife species over wet and dry heathland, woods, ponds and mire including specialist species such as nightjar, dartford warbler, southern damselfly and silver-studded blue butterfly. Both teams work closely together and there will be opportunity for working on all sites, as well as the possibility of switching sites after 6 months to extend these positions into 12 month placements. Both placements centre around practical habitat management with some visitor engagement, opportunities for survey work as well as working on specific projects, developing leadership skills and more. This is a fantastic opportunity to be supported and develop your existing skills.