Residential Volunteer - Long Term Placement - Portmore Lough

Wednesday 7 February 2018
Vacancy type:
Residential volunteering
Portmore Lough

What we're looking for

Are you passionate about nature conservation and helping visitors experience our fantastic nature reserve? If so and you like a new challenge, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for enthusiastic residential volunteers with some experience in conservation volunteering or are quick to learn, to join our team working alongside the Warden.

The skills you need

We need someone who is enthusiastic and friendly, who likes a new challenge. Every day can be different on a reserve like Portmore and you will need to be flexible in your approach to the tasks on offer. Previous conservation volunteering experience is preferable but not essential. You must be happy to undertake strenuous manual labour outside in all weathers, Some weekend working will be essential to run reserve events, and time off will be given in lieu. You must be 18, and a full clean driving licence is desirable due to the remote location of the reserve.

Your time

6 months
Immediate start from Dcember
Immediate start from December



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?

You will gain practical experience in conservation land management and people engagement. Practical work will vary from habitat management of the fen and wet grassland habitats for a range of wetland species, to assisting with livestock management and the maintenance of visitor infrastructure, Survey work will include wintering wildfowl and wader monitoring. You will also be involved in reserve events and should the need arise have the opportunity to work at other RSPB reserves throughout Northern Ireland.

How to apply


Jane Shah, UKHQ Volunteering Development Department
Tel: 01767 680551


This is a remote site but the cottage is situated close to the reserve. Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed 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 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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