Reserve Work Party/Practical Conservation, Ribble Reserves

Wednesday 20 June 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Ribble Reserves

What we're looking for

The Ribble estuary is a vital haven for wildlife in the North West. We need volunteers to join our weekly work party to help us with ongoing habitat creation, estate maintenance and visitor facility repairs at our Ribble reserves (Marshside and Hesketh Out Marsh). Work varies and will include all aspects of practical nature reserve management, such as vegetation clearance, fence and boardwalk construction, path maintenance, painting and litter collection. All tasks are vital for conservation of the sites and for retaining good access to, and around the reserves.

The skills you need

Enthusiasm, an interest in nature conservation and an ability to work as part of a team are essential. A moderate level of fitness and willingness to work outside doing hands-on tasks is required (e.g. being able to swing a hammer or pick up a rake and get stuck in!). Skills such as habitat and estate management are desirable but not essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection.

Your time

Flexible - but 1 day per week desirable
All year round

What's in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to work as part of the reserve team and learn more about your local reserves and how they are managed for birds and other wildlife. It is an excellent chance to gain experience in a variety of reserve/conservation skills and make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. Volunteering in a natural green space can also contribute to people's wellbeing by improving physical and mental health.

How to apply


Alex Pigott, Ribble Reserves
Tel: 01704 211690


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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