Residential Volunteer - Short term placement - Ynys-hir

Wednesday 9 May 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering
Ynys Hir

What we're looking for

Ynys-Hir is sited on the southern side of the Dyfi estuary, a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. The reserve is stunningly beautiful and supports a unique mix of habitats, ranging from upland heath, ffridd and western oak woodlands to estuarine bogs, reed-bed, lowland wet grassland, and the saltmarshes of the Dyfi. It is one of the most important sites for breeding lapwing in Wales. Other key species include pied flycatcher, redstart, wood warbler, tree pipit and lesser spotted woodpecker, otter, dormouse, several nationally important invertebrates, and 10 species of bat. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the very varied work programme of habitat management, surveys and monitoring, estate work and public affairs.

The skills you need

You will need to be at least 18 yrs old. You'll need enthusiasm, the ability to work as part of a team, an interest in conservation and be able to undertake strenuous manual labour outside in all weathers.

Your time

2 - 4 weeks
Immediate start until end August 2018
Immediate start till end August 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?

During your stay, you will become a member of the reserve management team with free accommodation. You will contribute to practical conservation and learn about running and managing a nature reserve. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity.

How to apply


Kate Tycer, Volunteering Development Department
Tel: 01767 680551


Appropriate training will be provided and 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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