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Want to help protect Orkney’s wildlife?

By acting now, we can protect Orkney’s amazing native wildlife for Orcadians and visitors, now and for years to come. There are lots of ways for all ages and abilities to get involved across Orkney. We would love to hear from you. There are also fabulous opportunities to join us for six months as a residential volunteer here in Orkney.

Enjoy being outdoors?

Every year, between April and September, we have opportunities for volunteers to help with wildlife surveys of Orkney voles, meadow pipits and skylarks on Orkney Mainland, Rousay, Eday, Sanday and Westray. No prior experience is needed and all training and resources will be provided. A great chance to learn more about some of our native wildlife.

Interested? Fill out this form and we will be in touch.

If you are an experienced wildlife watcher and would like to find out more about how to get involved in monitoring seabirds, please fill out our volunteer form.

Want to check stoat traps?

We can provide training, equipment and support to anyone wishing to volunteer as a trap checker on Orkney Mainland, South Ronaldsay and the linked isles. All you need is a suitable garden or field to locate one or two traps, a commitment to check the traps regularly and record certain information, along with the means to keep in touch with us by phone or email to tell us how many stoats you catch.

Interested? Fill out this form and we will be in touch.

Live on the outer isles?

Islanders know more about their island than anyone else and we need your support to keep the islands stoat-free during the eradication and to stop them returning afterwards. We are looking for local biosecurity champions who want to help with tasks such as checking traps and monitoring equipment including reviewing camera footage. You will work closely with our biosecurity team who will provide ongoing support and training and your efforts will help to safeguard Orkney’s fabulous wildlife on the islands.

Interested? Fill out this form and we will be in touch.

Looking for an indoor task?

We have opportunities for checking camera footage, computer data entry, preparing displays and attending public events with us including the County show and Orkney Nature Festival. Interested? Fill out this form and we will be in touch.

Join us as a residential volunteer

Enthusiastic volunteers have the chance to experience fabulous Orkney for themselves and live here for six months working with us. There are two residential volunteer placements available for each period between March to September, or September to March.

If successful, you will have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills as well as develop those you already have. See our leaflet for more information, contact us or to apply click here.

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