What we're looking for
Would you like to wake up every morning and go to work on an incredible coastal reserve with amazing views across the Solway Firth and the Galloway hills? Are you passionate about nature conservation and helping visitors to have an amazing experience with nature? If so, Mersehead would love to hear from you! Under RSPB management since 1993, Mersehead boasts a wide variety of habitats in breath-taking surroundings set adjacent to the wide expanses of intertidal sandflats on the Solway Firth, the large skies and seascapes give a feeling of escape with stunning views towards the Lakeland fells and the Isle of Man, Criffel and the Galloway hills shelter the reserve behind. We are looking for two enthusiastic residential volunteers to join our small, friendly team here at Mersehead to help with the delivery of both our practical and visitor experience work programmes. As a member of the RSPB Mersehead team you will become fully involved in all the work required to run a nature reserve. This will include wildlife surveys, practical habitat work, regularly working shifts at the visitor centre where you will enthuse the public through face to face engagement assisting with events, managing day volunteers, maintaining infrastructure . . . . . . . . the list is endless! With such a variety of work required, every day is different. You will be hard working and prepared to get stuck in to whatever the day brings.