Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Blacktoft Sands

Tuesday 3 December 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering
Blacktoft Sands

What we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic residential volunteer to help with winter habitat management, monitoring and visitor work on this internationally important reserve. You will get involved in reedbed management – aimed towards species such as Bittern, Bearded Tit and Marsh Harrier), research, survey and monitoring (e.g. harrier roost counts, Wetland Bird Survey Counts), estate management, species protection and visitor centre work.

The skills you need

You need to be aged over 18, and be enthusiastic, with the ability to work as part of a team, have an interest in conservation and the willingness to undertake strenuous manual labour outside in all weathers. A full clean driving licence is essential.

Your time

5 months
Immediate start till March 2020
Immediate start ill March 2020



Application form (PDF)
To be completed and returned to us before a booking can be made

Brochure about residential volunteering (PDF)
Find out more about residential volunteering on this, and our other reserves within this scheme. Also included are answers to the most frequently asked questions

What's in it for you?

During your stay, you will become a member of the reserve management team. You will contribute to practical conservation and learn about running and managing a nature reserve. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe’s largest conservation charity.

How to apply


Jane Shah, UKHQ Volunteering Development Department
Tel: 01767 680551


Appropriate training will be provided and pre-agreed expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way. Click here to join today 'The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654

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