What we're looking for
The RSPB is thought to have been involved in Red Kite Conservation continuously since 1905. Tollie Red Kite Feeding Station opened in 2010, just over 20 years since the North Scotland Red Kite reintroduction project began. Tollie is based on Brahan Estate in Ross-shire and without our amazing volunteers Tollie would not be able to run. The Red Kites are currently fed 3 days per week Thursday to Saturday at 2pm throughout the year although we intend to increase these days once we have more volunteers. We are looking for volunteers who can: Welcome visitors Collect event charges and reconcile these Placing our locally supplied beef on our specially made feeding table, to the Red Kites Talk to our visitors and answer questions about the Red Kites and their re-introduction and also the other birds and wildlife that visit Tollie too (Info provided). Helping with the upkeep of the site Other optional opportunities include: wildlife gardening, some practical work, community fundraising, Facebook posting and meat chopping all at Tollie too and most can be tied in with your feeding days. Feeding in done in twos as much as possible so you collect charges together then one of you will feed while the other chats to visitors and you can swap around another time. Feeding is done on a rota system but if flexible as we have an email swapping system in place should you need to swap or give away a feed. Ideally we are looking for people who can commit to 1 or more days a month with each feeding event taking you around 2.5 hours including time to set up etc.