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Volunteers needed to live & work on remote Scottish Island

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A remote RSPB Scotland nature reserve has opened its doors to residential volunteers with the launch of a new purpose-built facility.

The coastal reserve, on the island of Coll in the Inner Hebrides, is managed for a rich and diverse range of wildlife including corncrakes and hen harriers, and also supports a number of rare insects such as oil beetles and great-yellow bumblebees.

Residential volunteers will have the chance to stay on site in a new barn conversion and help with a wide variety of tasks, including working with visitors, wildlife surveys, and general agricultural tasks.

Volunteers are encouraged to come to Coll for between four to 16 weeks, to get used to both island life, and the varied tasks that will be part of their roles.

If you would be interested in applying for this volunteering role, please contact volunteers@rspb.org.uk. Further residential volunteering roles are also available at other RSPB Scotland reserves, including the Mull of Galloway, Loch Lomond, Loch Gruinart on Islay, and Insh Marshes. More information can be found at www.rspb.org.uk/volunteering.