Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Mid Ulster Area
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.
Residential Volunteer - Short Term Placement - Portmore Lough
Are you passionate about nature conservation and helping visitors experience the beauty of Portmore Lough? If so and you like a new challenge we would love to hear from you to be involved in Northern Irelands brand new Residential Volunteering Scheme.
We need enthusiastic people who are quick to learn, to join our team of reserve volunteers and help us create a home for Nature. You will gain practical experience in conservation land management and people engagement. Practical work will vary from habitat management on the wet grassland habitat to continuing to create the Giving Nature a Home wildlife garden. Survey work will include waders, breeding birds, butterfly and invertebrate surveys. You will also be involved in reserve events and should the need arise have the opportunity to work at other RSPB reserves throughout Northern Ireland. You will also be closely involved with The Futurescapes Project working with the Community Engagement Officer both at the Reserve and with outreach projects.
We need someone who is enthusiastic and friendly, who likes a new challenge as we enter this new project. Every day can be different on a reserve like Portmore and you will need to be flexible in your approach to your work. You must be happy to work outside in all weathers, doing what can be challenging physical work. Some weekend working will be essential to run reserve events.
You must be 18, and a full clean driving licence is desirable due to the remote location of the reserve. Minimum commitment: 2 weeks
Pin Badge Box Minder
Do you have a couple of hours to spare each month?
Enjoy catching up with your friends over a drink at the nearby cafe?
Perhaps you like the retail therapy of shopping on your days off. Or maybe you venture out frequently to your local garden centre to purchase more plants for your ever-expanding garden?
We are looking for volunteers in Derry, Newry, Lisburn, Enniskillen, Armagh and the North Coast to join our ever-expanding pin-badge volunteer team and place and visit pin badge boxes in sites such as shops, cafes and garden centres. You can help raise up to £1,000 a year for the RSPB in locations such as these! If you can help look after these boxes in one these areas then we would be delighted to hear from you. Together, we can all help to give nature a home by helping raise vital funds for conservation.
You will need to be able to visit your sites every 4-6 weeks in order to collect and pay in all donations raised, as well as replenishing your boxes. Minimum commitment: a few hours a month.