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 any walks and talks that may be happening, such as Will Wagstaff's or those done durning 'Walk Scilly' to find out about the project during your visit.

If you live on the islands we still need you to be a Community Seabird 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 01736 362979  or paul.stpierre@rspb.org.uk 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.

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

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.

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