Dunnet Head Information Volunteer

Saturday 27 May 2017
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Inspiring young people, Community groups
North Scotland

What we're looking for

We are proud to have had a nature reserve at Dunnet Head since 2008, and would like you to enjoy showing off the reserve and its wildlife to visitors of all interests and abilities. We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile and be blown away by our wildlife. You will actively provide a warm welcome for all visitors, find out what they are interested in and show them what is around on the reserve through guided walks. RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the Society and underpins every single thing we do. It helps us fund nature conservation work here and across the UK - not only the ongoing land management of our reserves but also by creating and enhancing magnificent wild spaces for nature and people to enjoy. It is therefore important that you can inspire people about the work we do and warm them up to the idea of membership.

The skills you need

You'll need to have the confidence to strike up conversations with strangers, a desire to help, an enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation, but most important of all, you'll need a friendly demeanour and a ready smile! Simple bird ID skills would be desirable. Dunnet Head is a remote reserve and there is a lack of public transport so you would need to be able to get to the site by car.

Your time

1 half day per week
April to August

What's in it for you?

This role will suit someone who loves to meet and talk to visitors and who would gain satisfaction from passing on their passion about wildlife. It's also a great opportunity to work at a unique and beautiful area learning more about nature, birds and wildlife through informal training whilst making a real difference to the work of the RSPB.

How to apply


Dave Jones, North Scotland
Tel: 01463 715000
Email: Dave.Jones@rspb.org.uk


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. There are no toilet facilities on site, the nearest being 5 miles away. A mobile phone is required for health & safety. 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.

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