Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Visitor Experience - Titchwell

Monday 28 January 2019
Vacancy type:
Residential volunteering

What we're looking for

Titchwell Marsh and Snettisham reserves are two of the most popular nature reserves along the north Norfolk coast. Each has a landscape of diverse habitats and an abundance of wildlife. Snettisham reserve is home to two of nature's most enthralling avian spectacles which occur over the autumn and winter months. Set against the stunning backdrop of The Wash, both reserves are prime destinations for birders, nature lovers and families. We are looking for a Visitor Engagement volunteer to help us deliver the first class visitor experience that the North West Norfolk reserves are famous for. In this role, you will be instrumental in liaising with our visitors, developing and delivering a varied events programme and assisting with marketing and communications. If you want to spend your day with people who are passionate about nature and conservation, who are excited to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with others , who love their work and can be a little bit bonkers then Titchwell Marsh is the place for you! We are a dynamic, progressive team which offers visitors a friendly welcome, a wealth of knowledge and an overall amazing experience which brings them back year after year. We are committed to protecting our wildlife and environments through innovative projects and proactive management of our diverse habitats. If you can engage with people, share our vision and inspire them to support our campaigns then we want to hear from you.

The skills you need

Are you methodical, innovative and able to communicate with people at all levels? Can you work alone without supervision, plan ahead and be flexible in your work experience? (our volunteering week usually runs from Monday to Friday but you may be asked to help out on occasional weekends, early mornings or evenings). You must be over 18 years old, confident using a computer and have strong social media skills (some administrative experience would be a bonus). You will need to be a team player who is willing to turn their hand to any one of a number of tasks, come rain or shine. If you are excited to work with us and share our commitment to save nature, you could be the person we are looking for!

Your time

2 - 6 months
March - December 2019
March - December 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?

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to pursue a career or interest in visitor engagement, hospitality or tourism. You will gain practical experience in supporting a range of activities both on and off site, learn how to market and promote a leading tourist attraction, look after aspects of our quality assurance and take a lead role in managing our social media sites. Our staff and volunteers will offer you the support and training you need to have a worthwhile and productive experience. Development of skills, proficiencies and aptitudes are all on your agenda as you work with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic team. In addition, you will benefit from free accommodation in our 3 bedroom cottage just a short walk from the reserve.

How to apply


Carrie Carey, Titchwell
Tel: 01485 211973


For information on the role, the reserve and the accommodation offered, please contact Carrie Carey on 01485 211970 or email Please send your CV to Carrie in the first instance at the email above. Interviews will be conducted for this placement, date and time to be arranged. Please note that this role does not offer experience in habitat management, wildlife surveys or reserve maintenance Our placements are designed to offer work experience. However, doing a placement does not, unfortunately, guarantee future employment with the RSPB. Residential volunteers are welcome to apply for our paid vacancies, but for obvious reasons, a volunteer would need to have proven themselves in their current role before their volunteering experience will assist an application for a paid post. 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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