A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed

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Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago

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We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer positions for visitors are now closed,but please come along to one of our walks and talks to find out about the project during your visit.

If you live on the islands we still need you to be a Community Heritage Volunteer.

Availability: Throughout the year.

Role: To carry out a variety of tasks including

  • carrying out long term maintenance and monitoring of the rat monitoring stations
  • implementing emergency baiting as part of any reincursion of rats
  • attending fêtes/events promoting seabirds and their conservation
  • supporting monitoring of a range of wildlife
  • supporting data handling and evaluation
  • posting leaflets and delivering newsletters
 
Contact us at info@ios-seabirds.org.uk or call 01720 422153 or 07881 517 047 to find out more information about these roles. Let us know if you can offer any other expertise –we would love to hear from you.

The positions below have now been filled. 

However, please get in contact if you have skills to offer or otherwise would like to be involved with our Seabird volunteering programme.

 Seabird Ambassador - Live Interpreter- closed

 IOSSRP Seabird Taskforce, Rat Removal Volunteers - Isles of Scilly - closed


Volunteers carrying out vegetation survey

Volunteer live interpreter onboard Scillonian III ferry

Volunteer checks the monitoring blocks around the coastline


Principal Funders

  • Eruopa
  • Natura 2000
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • DEFRA

Project Partners and Supporters

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s progamme for financing key environmental schemes across the continent and the UK’s own Heritage Lottery Fund, the Seabird Recovery Project is also being supported by the Isles of Scilly’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund and the Isles of Scilly Bird Group.