Residential Volunteer - Long Term Placement - North Norfolk Reserves

Monday 19 March 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

What we're looking for

The North West Norfolk team manages two internationally important nature reserves(Titchwell and Snettisham). Based at Titchwell, we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed residential volunteer to play an essential part in delivering the work programmes. Your time and talents will help us implement the reserve management plans so that the reserves are managed to their full potential.

The skills you need

You need to be at least 18 years old and able to stay till the end of August. An enthusiastic approach to work, interest in conservation, and an ability to work as part of a team. The tasks may be strenuous and you must be prepared to be outside in all weathers. Excellent people skills; friendly, relaxed and able to engage with visitors would also be beneficial. There may be a requirement to work the occasional weekend day, though the normal working pattern will be Monday to Friday. Time off will be given in lieu. A full clean driving licence is desirable.

Your time

20 weeks
Immedaite start from April 2018
Immediate start from April 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 be a part of the conservation team, so you will play an active role in the practical management and running of these busy nature reserves The daily work can range from monitoring breeding birds such as marsh harriers and avocets, monthly WeBS counts and dune tiger beetle surveys, to infrastructure and path maintenance, to site patrols and litter picking. There may be an opportunity to assist with the summer events programme. During your time on the reserve you will be given training as appropriate. You will also gain an insight into the workings of Europe's Largest conservation charity and the role the RSPB plays internationally as the UK partner of the global federation of conservation organizations, Birdlife International.

How to apply


Jane Shah, Volunteering Development Department
Tel: 01767 680551


Appropriate training will be provided and pre-agreed expenses reimbursed 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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