Wildlife residential volunteering

Residential volunteering is your chance to have a break, try something new, or get some experience for your CV.

Two volunteers wearing blue tops with their backs to us getting items out the back of a truck within a forest.
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Residential volunteering

There are over 40 different places to stay and hundreds of things to do. You can spend a week or more on a reserve, and you can do it alone or bring a friend.

We'll provide you with accommodation, new skills and some great memories.

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What it's like to be a residential volunteer

Here's what Anneke Emery had to say about being a residential volunteer at Fairburn Ings reserve.

"I could walk through the reserve to work each morning with the peepings of Oystercatchers surrounding me. I learnt all the tricks of the trade, ranging from fencing, moth trapping and reed planting (including how to extract yourself when you’ve fallen in), to butterfly surveying and the less attractive Ragwort pulling and litter picking. Now it’s over, I’m keen to do another!"