Gate Keeper

RSPB Old Hall Marshes is a wild and wonderful place. Although we are a quiet visitor reserve, we are open at the weekend and throughout the week.

We require volunteers to help us lock and open the reserve, mostly at the weekend but occasionally during the week.

Aside from this vital task which is important for the security and wellbeing of the reserve, there will also be opportunities throughout the summer and winter:

  • to join and lead bird surveys and monitoring.
  • help undertake surveys on lesser known species
  • check stock including our friendly herd of Konik ponies
  • ensure the reserve is a safe and tidy place for our visitors


An interest in wildlife conservation is beneficial but not essential.

We value enthusiasm, the ability to work in a small team but to use your own initiative as required.

Location: RSPB Old Hall Marshes, Old Hall Lane, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, CM9 8TP


  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 04/03/2019

End Date: 04/03/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible but a minimum of 30 minutes up to a couple of hours depending on interest of the individual.


This opportunity is available in: Colchester, Maldon

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