Voluntary Warden, Dearne Valley Satellite Sites

Posted:
Wednesday 20 July 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Old Moor

What we're looking for

Are you passionate about the Dearne Valley? Do you care about your local nature reserves? Then we need a volunteer like you! We have 6 other nature reserves in the valley other than old moor, and as staff we don't always get chance to check them everyday. We need a volunteer to donate one day a week to do routine site checks on our satellite sites. Volunteer wardens provide a point of contact for the site visitors, reduce disturbance by making sure people stick to the footpaths and do important infrastructure checks.

The skills you need

To be good with people, friendly disposition, enthusiasm for RSPB in the Dearne Valley, tact and diplomacy. Some natural history/conservation knowledge an advantage. There is a lot of walking 7-8km per, so a decent level of fitness is required

Your time

Minimum:
1 day per week
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

This is an opportunity to volunteer on some of the least known reserves and be the public face of the RSPB. You will be the first line of enquiry for most users of the satellite sites and also the wardens eyes and ears on the ground, finding problems before they happen and helping us solve them. The satellite site role requires a lot of walking so if you enjoy spending your time outdoor in the countryside, then this could be perfect for you. Some of our past satellite site wardens have even used their time out volunteering to be part of their regular dog walking route.

How to apply

Contact

Karen Williams, Old Moor
Tel: 01226 273830
Email: volunteer.oldmoor@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife. It relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The RSPB is the UK Partner of the global federation of conservation organisations, BirdLife International,

Reference number 2846