Conservation Volunteer

Posted:
Saturday 30 June 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Lochwinnoch

What we're looking for

We need volunteers to assist us in carrying out habitat management and reserve maintenance, to help us excel at providing a home for wildlife and an environment in which we can encourage people to engage with nature. Work could range from cutting and raking green hay to help spread wildflowers to digging holes, building fences and pulling up invasive plant species, and a lot else besides!

The skills you need

Enthusiasm and an interest in conservation are essential. No specialist skills are required though a good level of fitness and a desire to work outside is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection and to enjoy working as part of a team.

Your time

Minimum:
1 day a week
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to help with reserve management, become part of a small team and learn about the running of the reserve. There will also be the chance to build your skills and learn about wildlife. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation, and gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity.

How to apply

Contact

Dan Snowdon, Lochwinnoch
Tel: 01505 842663
Email: dan.snowdon@rspb.org.uk

Notes

All the training necessary and background information will be provided and since you'll be giving up your time, it's only fair that we offer to reimburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles). The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way.

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