What we're looking for
RSPB Dungeness nature reserve is a wonderful setting to volunteer, set back from the sea, boasting mile after mile of open shingle, fresh water pits, wet grassland and stunning wildflower meadows. Volunteers are an essential part of our overall workforce who directly contribute to the vital conservation work at Dungeness. We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are available to get stuck in with some practical conservation work at our reserve. Reserve tasks tend to be seasonal, falling into 2 types of work: Summer/Autumn: This is a key time for visitors and school groups so we need to make sure the reserve is up to scratch! Tasks could include: Cleaning & painting hides Bench installation Maintaining trails, Clearing Ragwort from fields. Green Haying Winter/Spring: This is the time when we work on the habitats found around the reserve and maintain the productivity of the reserve for breeding birds and other wildlife. Tasks include: Clearing willow from areas like reed bed or near hides and islands. Keeping on top of the Sea Buckthorn which can be found in some corners of the reserve Repairing and maintaining our important stock fencing infrastructure Ensuring the reserve is in a good condition for the coming breeding season. All of these tasks, and more are essential to help us manage this unique and important place for birds and people.