Practical Reserve Work (Lough Neagh Winter Work Parties)
About the Volunteer Opportunity
RSPB nature reserves are special places for people and wildlife and we rely on volunteers to keeps these habitats thriving and in good shape. This role is suitable for under 18’s.
It might seem like these wild places have always just been there. But quite often we have to work really hard to maintain habitats to be in the best condition for wildlife. We have lost a lot of wild landscapes, so the small places that we do have, need a bit of extra care.
As a Reserve Work Party Volunteer you will be joining a regular practical work party team to undertake practical habitat management tasks:
- Cutting and clearing vegetation.
- Maintaining and managing tools and equipment.
- Creating and maintaining visitor infrastructure, such as paths and benches.
- Following annual work plans.
- Following Health and Safety protocols.
If you enjoy being outdoors, meeting new people and hands on conservation work, then this role could be the perfect opportunity for you.
This role does involve a reasonable amount of physical activity, so will enable you to keep your fitness levels high, as well as helping your mental health and wellbeing. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a genuine contribution to nature conservation, and you might find it rewarding to safeguard nature in the area you are working to protect.
We are a friendly and supportive team. If you are volunteering to learn new skills and gain knowledge about wildlife conservation work, you will find that our team will be more than happy to help you on that journey.
This opportunity will occur at Lough Neagh. The RSPB will reimburse you for out of pocket expenses travel expenses, we will provide the equipment, training and any uniform needed for you to complete the role.
About the Organisation
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds & all wildlife, helping to create a better world for everyone. Our conservation work ranges from education to campaigning, from people engagement to bird recovery projects. The need for our work increases as the pressure on the environment grows, and this is where you can come in.
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Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.