Practical Reserve Work (Work Party Volunteer - RSPB Abernethy)

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We are looking for work party volunteers to join us on our reserve. RSPB Abernethy is a special place 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 non-native vegetation.
  • Habitat management work, such as ring barking.
  • Seed collecting and tree planting.
  • Maintaining and managing tools and equipment.
  • Creating and maintaining visitor infrastructure, such as paths and tracks.
  • 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.