What we're looking for
We are looking to recruit an experienced Residential Volunteer to become a vital member of our team on one of our newest and most exciting reserves. We are offering the chance to volunteer on Franchises Lodge reserve within the beautiful setting of the New Forest. You will have the opportunity to help shape the long term vision for the site as well as gaining first hand experience of reserve operations. This exciting new reserve is a significant acquisition for the RSPB and you will be helping to protect and enhance the species and habitats found on site, benefitting its ecological value within a unique landscape. You will be contributing towards establishing Franchise Lodge as a premier destination within the region and beyond, as our visitor strategy develops. Housed in a beautiful cottage deep within the woods, surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife, you will have the chance to develop skills you have learnt elsewhere, as well as being provided with further training and experience to improve your CV. As a key part of the site team you will have responsibility of managing your own work schedule as well as local volunteers and work parties. Through this you will gain experience of how a reserve operates and key tasks and responsibilities a warden enjoys.