Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Strumpshaw

Friday 6 July 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering
Mid Yare Valley, Strumpshaw

What we're looking for

We are looking for practical volunteers to assist the friendly wardening team in implementing the reserve management plan for the Mid Yare Valley reserves. This will involve working to maintain and improve our internationally important reedbed and fen habitats, crucial for breeding bittern, bearded tit and swallowtail butterflies. You will also be involved in people engagement tasks and a variety of survey work and will function as an important member of the team.

The skills you need

You must be at least 18 years of age, enthusiastic, reliable, proactive and able to demonstrate some practical ability. You will be capable and comfortable working in a team or as a individual. A full clean driving licence is not essential, but if you have one and a quad bike certificate, that would be great! A keen interest in wildlife, conservation and reserve management is essential. You will be looking to develop a future career in conservation.

Your time

26 weeks
Immediate start from July 2018
Immediate start from July 2018



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?

You will gain practical experience of habitat and estate management on a internationally important wetland site, working with the largest conservation charity in Europe. Training will be offered as necessary, and you will gain experience and instruction in a variety of survey techniques, visitor services and relevant administration (ideal for application in the wider conservation field). You will also be provided with comfortable self-catering accommodation on site, with the reserve as your back garden, and will gain experience in team work and working with other volunteers. On top of all this you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a valuable contribution to wildlife conservation.

How to apply


Jane Shah, 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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