What we're looking for
The Operation Osprey Project requires residential volunteers from late March to mid August. You must be prepared to work at least a week at a time and arrange to start and finish spells of duty on Saturdays. We have 6 residential volunteers each week, and these are split into 3 teams of 2 to allow a rotation of duties. The shift rota operates over a 7-day period and shifts will be split over short evening shifts, long night shifts and short day shifts. Some weekend work will be necessary. From 1000 - 1800 hours, when the Osprey Centre is open to the public, duty volunteers will spend their shift in the Centre, welcoming visitors, showing them around the centre, pointing out the osprey nest, binoculars, tv screens, small bird feeders, family activities etc. If possible we would like you to answer visitors' questions, but we don't expect you to be an expert, and members of staff will be on hand to help. When the centre is closed between 1800 - 1000 hours, duty volunteers will be in the Forward Hide, observing the nest. Outside duty hours, your time is your own to enjoy this wonderful reserve and to explore the area.