Galloway Kite Trail - Visitor Liaison Volunteer

Thursday 10 December 2015
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people
Dumfries & Galloway

What we're looking for

To meet and welcome visitors directly on the kite trail/feeding station and pass on information about the project and area. To promote the work/conservation messages of The RSPB and encourage people to support this, essentially through membership or in other ways. To promote RSPB's involvement in the project and further afield, both across Dumfries & Galloway and elsewhere.

The skills you need

Enthusiasm and willingness to speak with new people, with a positive outlook. Willingness to ask people about supporting or joining the RSPB, is essential. training will be given, where necessary. Ability to monitor and record information and report back to project officer. Training will be given, where necessary. Knowledge of natural history is desired but not essential. Handling small sums of money may be required (e.g. donations).

Your time

Flexible but attendances will require prior scheduling (Apr-Sept Any afternoons from 1pm-4pm on week days and weekends; Oct-Mar Afternoons from 1pm to 3.30pm/4pm weekends only; Other periods to cover specific event durations (either full or part days)
All year round with seasonal variations
All year round but new volunteers start in March

What's in it for you?

Opportunity to learn about the south Scotland red kite project and wider work of the RSPB. Opportunity to meet new people and develop people engagement skills Develop knowledge in local natural history and its needs. If desired, wider opportunities to volunteer at other sites and projects can be developed.

How to apply


Calum Murray, Dumfries & Galloway
Tel: 01556 670464


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. New volunteers are generally recruited in March or May/June before getting into busier visitor periods. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way.

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