Residential Volunteer Internship - Visitor Work

RSPB Leighton Moss

Carnforth, Lancashire

Volunteer • Full Time 01524 701601 Jon Carter

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 3rd April 2018  

Why we want you: 

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Leighton Moss is a very busy site. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as providing an outstanding home for wildlife. There's so much to discover at Leighton Moss. We are looking for an enthusiastic, out-going individual with proven experience of delivering high standards of visitor facing customer care, to work with our visitor experience manager. The role holder will have excellent people skills with an infectious ability to enthuse and inspire our visitors through face to face engagement and a range of media channels.

What's in it for you: 

Live on an RSPB Reserve! This is a great chance to get a good chunk of experience and enjoy some time with other people who care about conservation. During your stay in our accommodation on the reserve, you will become a full member of the reserve team. You will gain invaluable experience in visitor and people engagement, management of a popular RSPB visitor centre and working with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. 

The skills you need: 

Good people and communication skills and an approachable personality are essential for this role, as is the ability to work as part of a small team. You will also be adaptable, self‑motivated and ready and willing to turn your hand to the multitude of different tasks that are required on a nature reserve. Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but an enthusiasm for wildlife and an interest in conservation is. You must be happy working outdoors in all weathers and confident talking to visitors. This role will include some manual handling so may be physically demanding. You must be aged 18 and a full driving licence is desirable.  Weekend working is an essential part of the role but time off will be given during the week.


Our internships are designed to offer work experience. However, doing an internship does not, unfortunately, guarantee future employment with the RSPB. Interns are welcome to apply for our paid vacancies, but for obvious reasons, an intern would need to have proven themselves in their current role before their volunteering experience will assist an application for a paid post. 

Closing date 3rd April 2018, 12 noon.
Interviews will be held at Leighton Moss.  Date tbc. 

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