Nature Reserves Volunteer

Location: Ulster Wildlife Office, 10 Heron Road, Belfast, BT3 9LE

Volunteers mending a stile

An opportunity to assist our Nature Reserves Team with practical conservation tasks across our suite of nature reserves.

Position details



Contact details

Sheila Lyons
Volunteer Coordinator
028 9046 3114

Main responsibilities

  • Assisting with a wide range of practical conservation tasks e.g. path maintenance, scrub clearance, meadow cutting, hedgerow maintenance, litter lifting, fencing repair and controlling invasive species.
  • Assisting with botanical and biological monitoring on the nature reserves.  
  • Assisting with tool and vehicle maintenance. 
  • Assisting with site and boundary checks on nature reserves.

Skills required

  • No previous experience is required, although a basic knowledge and interest in nature conservation is helpful
  • Reliability – this is important to ensure the smooth running of the nature reserves team
  • Good communication – important to contact supervisors if circumstances change
  • Volunteers must have a reasonable level of fitness and enjoy working outdoors.

The Reserves Team work Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. If travelling with the team in the reserves vehicles from our Belfast office, volunteers will have to do a full day. If meeting us at a nature reserve close to you, volunteers can help out for a full day or half day.