Reedbed Monitoring Volunteer

We need people to monitor the breeding activity of some of the reserves most iconic species, whilst helping the visitors to the reserve enjoy the wildlife spectacle, and minimise disturbance.

Posted:
Tuesday 9 April 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Volunteering at home, Surveying wildlife
Location:
Fairburn Ings

What we're looking for

We need knowledgeable people to help us to monitor the breeding activity of some of the reserves most iconic species, whilst helping the visitors to the reserve enjoy the wildlife spectacle, and minimising disturbance.

The skills you need

A genuine interest in birds, wildlife and conservation. Some basic bird identification skill is essential, but no previous survey experience is necessary. You also need to have good people skills and be happy to approach and talk to a wide range of visitors to the reserve.

Your time

Minimum:
Once per week
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
March-August

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to develop field skills and make a great contribution to conservation. Gain valuable experience in specific species monitoring as well as public engagement skills. You will hone your existing skills with the support of the warden and visitor experience team and inspire visitors with your passion for wildlife. Appropriate training will be provided and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. We also provide uniform. The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife. It relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The RSPB is the UK partner of the global federation of conservation organisations, Birdlife International.

How to apply

Contact

Karen Swaffield, Fairburn Ings
Tel: 01977 628191
Email: karen.swaffield@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife. It relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The RSPB is the UK Partner of the global federation of conservations organisations, BirdLife International

Reference number 8990