Residential Volunteer - Insh Marshes

Wednesday 5 December 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering, Internships
Insh Marshes

What we're looking for

With only three staff members on the 1030 ha reserve, volunteers are crucial in assisting with the work programme and implementing the reserve management plan on this internationally important site. We are looking for enthusiastic residential volunteers to assist with the following, depending on the time of year: Habitat and species management - includes cutting and burning invasive willow scrub on the marsh; Survey and monitoring (depending on the skills of the individual and time of year) - includes woodland and marshland bird surveys, and monitoring the use of nest-boxes by breeding passerines and goldeneye ducks; Estate management eg path maintenance and stock fencing.

The skills you need

Enthusiasm, ability to work as part of a team, interest in conservation, the ability to work outdoors in all weathers and be at least 18 years old.

Your time

2 weeks Monday to Monday
From September 2019
From September 2019



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 with free accommodation. 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-arranged 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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