Corrimony Practical Task Volunteer

Posted:
Monday 8 October 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Corrimony Reserve Office

What we're looking for

We are looking for help with practical habitat work on Corrimony Nature reserve to enhance and restore the habitats bringing direct benefits to our very special wildlife including Black Grouse, Crested Tits, Crossbill, Red Squirrel, not to mention a list too long to mention that include wide range of invertebrates and plants that make this highland estate very important and special.

The skills you need

To be able to walk on some heath moorland terrain, however I must stress it will not be a route march, slow and steady as we need our energy for the task. Willingness to learn and share knowledge and skills of tasks and wildlife to others. A safe and healthy approach to practical tasks in the outdoors. To have some sensible and practical outdoor clothing, fit for the highlands. Willingness to communicate if not to be social to inform others of things they need or may wish to be aware of. A sense of humour is essential.

Your time

Minimum:
2-4 days per month
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

Spend quality time on one of RSPB's flagship Black Grouse reserves, gaining an intimate insight into how a reserve is managed day to day. Learn about what wildlife is on your doorstep and help improve the habitat the local wildlife need to survive. Spend time with likeminded people doing something helpful for wildlife. Keeps you fit in both body and mind. Dare I say, have fun and maybe even a laugh. Social interaction if you wish, in a relaxed and natural environment. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity.

How to apply

Contact

Simon Mclaughlin, Corrimony Reserve Office
Tel: 07919 291437
Email: Simon.Mclaughlin@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 re-imburse 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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