RSPB NI – Visitor Engagement Volunteer (On Reserves) at Montiaghs Moss Nature Reserve

Description

The RSPB manages a big network of nature reserves which are havens for wildlife, and importantly very special places for people of all ages and abilities to visit and experience a nature rich landscape.

Nature is in trouble, there aren’t many places left where wildlife can thrive, that is why we want to welcome more people to these places.

We are looking for volunteers who can help with all our visitor engagement activities at Montiaghs Moss, from welcoming people on arrival, to leading events and activities. Our events and activities are aimed at all age ranges from toddlers to families, new to nature and those who are already nature lovers.

Montiaghs Moss is a new RSPB reserve in Northern Ireland. Its a spectacular site thriving with insects. It is one of the last places around Lough Neagh that you can see Irish damselfly. It is also home to 12 other dragonflies and damselflies. You might also see marsh fritillary butterfly and other butterfly species such as cryptic wood white, holly blue and green hairstreak.

As a Visitor Engagement Volunteer at Montiaghs Moss you will be:

  • Providing a friendly welcome to visitors when they arrive.
  • Having conversations with visitors and finding out how you can help them enjoy their visit and explaining the key species you can see at Montiaghs.
  • Helping deliver events and activities, including setting up and clearing away afterwards.
  • Talking to the public about the work of the RSPB, what we’re all about and asking them if they would like to become members if the conversation takes you there.
  • Ensuring the welcome area is clean and tidy, leaflets are replenished, and information boards are up to date.

Full training and support will be provide for this role but you do need to be a ‘people person’ and have good communication skills.

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