Residential Volunteer - Long Term Placement - Portmore Lough

Posted:
Wednesday 7 February 2018
Vacancy type:
Residential volunteering
Location:
Portmore Lough

What we're looking for

Are you passionate about nature conservation and helping visitors experience the beauty of Portmore Lough? If so and you like a new challenge we would love to hear from you to be involved in Northern Ireland first ever Long Term Residential Placement. We need enthusiastic people who already have experience in conservation volunteering or are quick to learn, to join and lead our team of reserve volunteers under guidance from the Reserve Warden.

The skills you need

We need someone who is enthusiastic and friendly, who likes a new challenge as we enter this new project. Every day can be different on a reserve like Portmore and you will need to be flexible in your approach to your work. Previous experience in long term volunteering and leadership would be preferable You must be happy to undertake strenuous manual labour outside in all weathers, Some weekend working will be essential to run reserve events. You must be 18, and a full clean driving licence is desirable due to the remote location of the reserve.

Your time

Minimum:
6 months
Duration:
Immediate start from March 2018
Period:
Immediate start from March 2018

Downloads

Downloads

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 on the wet grassland habitat to continuing to create the Giving Nature a Home wildlife garden. Survey work will include, waders, breeding birds, butterfly and invertebrate surveys. 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. You will also be closely involved with The Futurescapes Project working with the Community Engagement Officer both at the Reserve and with outreach projects.

How to apply

Contact

Jane Shah, Volunteering Development Department
Tel: 01767 680551
Email: volunteers@rspb.org.uk

Notes

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 www.RSPB.org.uk/join '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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