Handa Long-Term Volunteer x 3

We currently have three residential opportunities on Handa Island lasting from 15 to 26 weeks, giving you an exciting opportunity to live on a remote island and learn how our wildlife reserve is managed and to monitor the vast seabird colonies. You will have the chance to assist the Ranger with practical tasks, landing visitors and seabird monitoring.

Placements on Handa are widely recognised as important field experience and provide excellent networking opportunities with Trust and RSPB staff, and several seabird researchers. Many former volunteers have gone on to paid employment on Handa and other reserves, and the majority are now employed full-time within the conservation or academic sectors.

If you are 18 or over, have good spoken English plus a good level of health and fitness, then you’ve passed the first test!

If you are able to sleep in a bunk bed in a basic, mixed-sex bothy on a remote Scottish island and feel you have the skills and experience detailed in the role descriptions on our website, then we’d be keen to hear from you.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please complete our online application form: https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/how-to-help/volunteer/volunteering-on-handa/

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Key Information


Scottish Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term


Full Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate, Senior


Conservation, Nature & Wildlife


Handa Island, Sutherland, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.