What we're looking for
This is a truly unique volunteering experience for the 2021 Season Due to possible Covid-19 restrictions being in place our seasonal operation on Rathlin Island will need to be innovative and flexible to react to ongoing changes and comply with all Government guidelines. To enable the West Light Seabird Centre to open we need volunteers but due to Covid-19 restrictions we cannot offer the normal shared accommodation. We are therefore looking for expressions of interest from couples or families that can identify as one 'Household' as set out in the Government guidelines to take up the long term volunteer role. Rathlin Island has the largest seabird breeding colony in Northern Ireland. The Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre welcomes in excess of 20,000 visitors during the season, all eager to see the puffins and other seabirds at this internationally important seabird colony You will join our friendly team of full-time seasonal staff. Most of your time will be spent interacting with visitors, but you'll also be involved in daily tasks maintaining the visitor facilities, including housekeeping and restocking refreshments. In addition to the main daily role, our residential volunteers contribute in so many other ways if you have practical skills, creative flair, foreign languages or any other talents to offer the Seabird Centre, we will be delighted to hear about it! Self-catering accommodation is provided at Kinramer Cottage ('the camping barn'). This is 3.5 miles (1 hr walk) from Rathlin's harbour where you'll find most of the island's services (shop, cafe, post office, pub), and 1 mile (20 mins walk) from the Seabird Centre. This accommodation would normally house up to 8 volunteers in two bedrooms of 6 single beds and 3 single beds. However for the 2021 season this will not comply with Covid-19 guidelines and we are therefore offering the whole property to a couple or family.