Friends & Family Volunteering at Forsinard

26/05/2017 9:33am by Jenny Middlehurst
Friends Family

Have you ever wanted to volunteer but would like to share the fun with a group of friends or members of your family? Perhaps your Uni Conservation Society for a project week, or your workmates for a team building exercise? Perhaps your family for a new experience in the great outdoors? RSPB Scotland have an exciting new opportunity at Forsinard, where they manage the largest (and still expanding) RSPB reserve in the UK. They are looking for small groups of enthusiastic residential volunteers for two specific weeks in the Autumn to assist with our busy habitat restoration and monitoring programme, wildlife surveys and practical management works. You will stay in our brand new Field Centre (bunkrooms) right on the reserve, surrounded by fantastic wildlife, five minutes walk from Forsinard train station which is also the reserve office. 

We have two specific weeks on offer - August 19 - 26th 2017 for four people, and September 2 - 9 2017 for 6 people. All of you will need to be at least 18 yrs old, and have a keen interest in birds and conservation. You will need to have plenty of enthusiasm and flexibility and be able to walk long distances over bogs and moorland, working outdoors in all weathers. The ability to work in a remote area and as part of a small, flexible team is essential. Some map and compass navigation skills are desirable.

More information is available on the RSPB website here or you can contact RSPB Scotland warden Claire Foot by emailing