RSPB Practical Work Group Assistant

  • VO77073


Description

If you like getting your hands dirty and love the great Scottish outdoors, whatever the weather, then this could be just the ticket!

Every week, we organise practical work groups to carry out various habitat management and estate work around the RSPB site. We need your help to keep on top of essential reserve management and one-off tasks across a variety of beautiful habitats.

Typical tasks include fencing repairs, scrub removal, vegetation management, invasive species removal, ditch clearing and lots more!
All tasks are vital for conservation of important wildlife and habitats - you would be directly contributing to the protection of our countryside - and for retaining good access to, and around the site.

An opportunity to help with habitat management, become part of a small, friendly team and learn about the running of the site, plus be involved with one of the RSPB's most exciting sites. You'll get a chance to enjoy the place, learn more about our plans and really get your hands dirty! You'll also pick up or be able to share skills and techniques.

This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity.

Organisation aims and objectives

RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is a stunningly beautiful nature reserve on the south-east shores of Loch Lomond. The reserve is made up of a mixture of woodlands, wetlands and grasslands and is home to a remarkable range of wildlife from the tiniest insect to majestic birds of prey. The friendly site team includes a small number of staff, but most important to us are our volunteers who help with every aspect of the work we do. We offer a range of opportunities from getting your hands dirty with some practical conservation and maintenance work, to chatting with and enthusing our visitors about the amazing wildlife on site, or even getting involved with wildlife surveys and sharpening your skills. The RSPB is the UK's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Enthusiasm and an interest in nature conservation are essential. No specialist skills are required though a good level of fitness and a desire to work outside (in all weather!) is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection and to enjoy working as part of a team.
Travel details: Based at High Wards Farm, Gartocharn, Alexandria G83 8SB, The RSPB reserve is not currently accessible by public transport, so a car is essential.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago