Conservation Skills Residential Volunteer


Forsinard, Sutherland

Volunteer • Full Time 01641 571225 Claire Foot-Turner

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Saturday, 24th August 2019   3 days left

What we're looking for

At Forsinard we manage the largest (and still expanding) RSPB reserve in the UK. We undertake a variety of survey and monitoring programmes all year round, some of which even extend into the neighbouring areas of the Flow country. We are looking for enthusiastic residential volunteers from the start of October until the end of February to assist with our busy habitat restoration and monitoring programme, wildlife surveys and practical management works. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in community and schools outreach work and visits

The skills you need

You will need to be at least 18 yrs old, preferably with a clean driving licence and have a keen interest in conservation. You will feel equally comfortable whether you are roaming around the reserve on your own all day or working in a small busy office on data entry and management. You need to have plenty of enthusiasm and flexibility and be able to walk long distances over bogs and moorland, working outdoors in all weathers. The ability to work on your own in a remote area and as part of a small, flexible team is essential as you may occasionally be asked to work extra hours. Some map and compass navigation skills are desirable. You will be living in our purpose built field centre opened in autumn 2016, in a flat shared with other volunteers and may be working different hours, so consideration and cooperation are important, as well as previous experience and enjoyment of communal living.

Your time

 5 months

Duration: October 2019 - February 2020 inclusive

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