Active in Nature Volunteer

Why we want you:

We are looking for volunteers to help our brilliant new Active in Nature scheme.

We are looking for people to chat, help and have fun!

Our Active in Nature scheme is encouraging people to get outdoors and get active – here at Rainham Marshes we hire out bicycles for people to explore along the River Wall section of the reserve, climbing boulders, running club, yoga, Nordic walking and more! We want our visitors to enjoy the fantastic opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the reserve from different angles – whether on top of a climbing boulder or from exploring along the river wall on a bike and adventuring further into neighbouring valleys.  These experiences will give participants the opportunity to see a wide range of wildlife including seals along the Thames River, lapwing soaring above the reed beds, marsh harriers hunting over the reserve and a variety of insects residing in the vegetation – and we would like you to help us!

We need people to chat to our visitors, give out leaflets, helping out at events and if you want we can show you how we hire out bikes!

Don’t worry we will show you how we do things, you will get the chance to work with other people and we can train you in our bike hire system, basic bike maintenance, and bouldering techniques too!

What’s in it for you:

The view, the people, the cups of tea (or coffee) and having fun!

You’ll get to meet new people, try new things – from helping out in the visitor centre to rock climbing to learning basic bike maintenance! You could help out at events, learn more about bikes and bouldering techniques too.

You’ll get to meet lots of amazing people from fellow volunteers, staff and reserve visitors, and helping us keep Rainham Marshes a special place.


Time commitment: It’s flexible – what ever you can give would be great! We really need help on weekends and school holidays so it would be great if you could help for a few days a month.

If you like talking to people and being outdoors then this is the role for you!

We’d reimburse you for any out of pocket travel expenses and ensure you’re supported fully in your role.

How to Apply

Contact Robyn Smith

01708 899840

Please mention when applying for this job!

Key Information


RSPB Rainham Marshes


Fixed Term, Permanent, Temporary


Full Time, Part Time


Entry Level


Administration, Campaigning, Communication, Ecology, Environment, Fundraising, Human Resources, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills


Purfleet, Essex, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.

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