Do you have time, skills and experience you are willing to share? If so, then why not sign up as a volunteer and join our team of amazing people who make Rutland Water Nature Reserve the truly special wildlife haven that it is. Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are involved in every aspect of the day-to-day life of the reserve, from welcoming visitors at our two centres, to practical habitat management, wildlife monitoring, assisting with outreach work and much more. Our biggest public event, Birdfair, held annually in August, is also our biggest volunteering event. It relies on over 200 volunteers to sell tickets and merchandise, run lecture theatres, provide information and act as stewards. However you would like to help, we’d love to hear from you.

There’s a real sense of pride and identity in our volunteer team and the many people who contribute to the running of Rutland Water derive great pleasure, satisfaction and fulfilment from what they do. Volunteering is good for health and well-being and it’s also a great escape from the daily routine!

Watch our video to see just how much our volunteers contribute to the reserve each year:

“Thanks to my experience and the qualifications I achieved through volunteering, I now have a new job with an ecological consultancy company and feel more motivated to take on new challenges.  The volunteer experience has changed my life for the better and I am so pleased to be involved.”

Oli Grice-Jackson

Trainee Reserve Officer 2013-2014

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