Bird Identification Volunteer

Posted:
Thursday 5 July 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
Location:
The Lodge Reserve

What we're looking for

We get lots of emails usually with pictures of birds and wildlife from people who are asking what they have seen in their garden or out and about. The Supporter Services department of the RSPB is a front line customer service team and we aim to provide a prompt and knowledgeable answer to these queries. Our aim is to engage people in regards to Wildlife and this role would be key to us fulfilling this objective, by reaching as many people as we can and connecting them to nature.

The skills you need

• Wildlife knowledge to sufficiently ID birds • Able to work as part of team and independently • Computer literate – able to use programmes such as Microsoft Outlook. • Desirable – knowledge and ID skills of other UK wildlife • Desirable – knowledge and ID skills of international wildlife • Desirable - understanding and/or knowledge of what the RSPB does

Your time

Minimum:
Flexible - from one hour to one day a week
Duration:
Flexible – from one month to an ongoing basis
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

You'll get to share your wildlife knowledge with others and develop it if you'd wish to. We have lots of resources you will have access to in order to ID birds, and you'll be working with a team full of people with expert wildlife knowledge. As well as that, if you're interested this is a great way to build up your customer service experience as you'd be communicating with our supporters. You should get great satisfaction in helping people to discover and learn more about wildlife.

How to apply

Contact

Emma Whiteway, The Lodge Reserve
Tel: 01767 680551
Email: Emma.Whiteway@rspb.org.uk

Notes

As noted above we'd be very flexible in terms of commitment and volunteering times/days with potentially interested applicants, please contact us for further information. Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. 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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