Reserve Warden

We have nine nature reserves in Dorset, spread right out across the county, and we would love you to help keep an eye on them!

Wednesday 8 January 2020
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation

What we're looking for

We have nine nature reserves in Dorset, spread right out across the county, so we want some volunteers to keep an eye on them for us. As a Warden, you would visit your site regularly, chat to visitors about what they've seen, monitor the wildlife and record your sightings, and carry out little jobs that need doing, like litter picking and trimming vegetation. You will also work closely with staff to develop the site and help to plan for the future. Vacant sites: Stoborough Heath and Grange Heath and Arne

The skills you need

- An awareness of the RSPB and its aims - Be able to talk confidently to people about the site and its wildlife - Willingness to communicate openly and honestly with staff and volunteers - Be able to work independently and use your initiative - Have enthusiasm and an interest in conservation - Have the physical ability to use hand tools and walk your chosen site - A good existing knowledge of the site is desirable

Your time

Flexible - but 1 day per week desirable
Year Round

What's in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know a reserve intimately and look after it for future generations. You will see some incredible wildlife and improve your ID skills. Meet new people and have a meaningful and long lasting impact on a beautiful place. A wide range of training and development opportunities are also available.

How to apply


Jenny Goy, Arne
Tel: 01929 553360


Appropriate training, tools and personal protective equipment will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home.

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