RSPB Scotland’s Mersehead wetlands reserve are appealing for local people to get involved, with opportunities available in the visitor centre, at events and around the site.
Mershead attracts thousands of dog walkers, bird watchers, sightseers and families every year, keen to see natural spectacles such as starling murmurations, thousands of geese in a blizzard of wings and feasting badgers at night.
Assistant warden Calum Murray said: “Volunteering is a great way for people to meet like-minded folk and support nature. We’re looking for an enthusiastic person who can provide a great visitor experience here. The role offers variety, but we are especially looking for individuals who can help at the visitor centre, to meet and greet people of all ages, share their own experiences and introduce them to the site.
“Additionally, this could suit anyone with a creative flair, in design and writing to help with promotions and interpretation or someone who likes gardening, building and repairing structures, from paths and trails to benches and viewpoints. It’s a rewarding role and a great way for team members to meet and socialise, improving confidence and providing a sense of achievement, ownership and responsibility inclusively, as part of the team.”