Long-term Volunteers

VOLUNTEERING Opportunities – LUNDY 2021!

Looking to gain experience in conservation? Want to get away from the busy mainland and experience living on a small isolated island? Want to surround yourself with breath-taking land and seascapes, interesting and thoughtful people and a wide range of fascinating and beautiful plants and animals? Well then why not apply to volunteer on the wonderful island of Lundy!!!

Once again we are inviting a number of lucky individuals to come to Lundy in 2021 to help the islands Conservation Team throughout the sailing season.

Positions available include:

Volunteer Assistant Wardens (Seabirds) - 2 positions available - April 15th until July 31st.

Volunteer Assistant Wardens (Atlantic Grey Seals) - 2 positions available – July 31st until September 30th.

Volunteer Assistant Ranger - 1 positions available - April 3rd – October 29th.   

Role descriptions:

Assistant Wardens: The work will be varied but will primarily involve the conservation and monitoring of the island important seabird and seals colonies but also butterfly transects, moth trapping and helping out the Ranger team with practical management tasks such as Rhododendron seedling searches, dry stone walling, etc. Involvement in more general island duties such as helping in the island recycling plant, housekeeping and visitor engagement will also be required.

Assistant Ranger: Work includes a wide range of practical conservation and estate management tasks including; grounds maintenance, dry-stone walling, Rhododendron eradication, Bracken management, vegetation control, stock fencing, footpath maintenance, volunteer supervision, tree maintenance, etc – as well as helping out the Warden team with the various monitoring efforts and general island duties mentioned above. 

No qualifications or specific experience is required to apply, however candidates who have previous work experience in a similar role, are working towards a career in conservation, have a relevant qualifications and/or who are experienced and enthusiastic birders/wildlife recorders will be well placed.

More than anything, we are looking for people with a passion for conservation and wildlife, have a desire to learn about and contribute to a wide range of tasks and who want to immerse themselves fully in the life of a small but loving and vibrant island community.

To note, candidates should be of a hardy nature as working days can be long and in a range of weather conditions. Additionally, applicants must also be willing to and be capable of working near cliffs and steep slopes safely.

Hostel style accommodation will be provided on the island which will be shared with the other Wardens, Rangers and a number of scientific researchers. Some meals (lunch and dinner) can also be provided in exchange for time spent helping either the Housekeeping Team and/or Tavern Staff. Additionally those applying for an Assistant Ranger position - in turn for all your hard work throughout the season, you will be provided with a suitable training course at the end of your post!

Closing date for all applicants is on 05th February 2021. 

All interviews will be held for this position in the week commencing 15th February 2021.

To receive an application and role description, please contact the island Warden via warden@lundyisland.co.uk