Residential Volunteer - Short Term Placement - Portmore Lough

Thursday 3 January 2019
Vacancy type:
Residential volunteering
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 Irelands brand new Residential Volunteering Scheme. We need enthusiastic people who are quick to learn, to join our team of reserve volunteers and help us create a home for Nature.

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 conservation volunteering would be desirable but not essential. You must be happy to work outside in all weathers, doing what can be strenuous manual labour. 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

2 weeks
mid March - mid December 2019
mid March - mid December 2019



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


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 re-agreed expenses will be re-imbursed. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. An interesting and varied time awaits you. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. 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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