Need a fresh start? Remote British island needs 5 volunteers to take care of its seals and birds

Lisa Walden
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Photo credit: esp_imaging - Getty Images

From Country Living

Lundy Island, which lies off the coast of North Devon, is looking for five wardens to help monitor its 21,000-strong seabird and seal colonies next year. If you're dreaming of a fresh start, then this could be just the role for you.

The positions available include Volunteer Assistant Wardens (Seabirds), Volunteer Assistant Wardens (Atlantic Grey Seals) and Volunteer Assistant Ranger — each which will help the island's Conservation Team throughout the sailing season in 2021.

While no qualifications or specific experience are required to apply, those with a passion for wildlife and the great outdoors will be well placed. Some of the exciting tasks include grounds maintenance, dry-stone walling, footpath maintenance, volunteer supervision, and monitoring the lively seabird and seals.

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Photo credit: Allan Baxter - Getty Images

The job ad explains: "More than anything, we are looking for people with a passion for conservation and wildlife, have a desire to learn about and contribute to a wide range of tasks and who want to immerse themselves fully in the life of a small but loving and vibrant island community."

As well as being surrounded by breathtaking land and beautiful seascapes, Lundy is a haven for divers, climbers and birdwatchers during the summer months. When the rangers have finished enjoying a spot of dolphin watching, other perks they can make the most of include complimentary accommodation, free meals and a training course at the end of each post.

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Photo credit: BackyardProduction - Getty Images

Tempted to apply? To receive an application and role description, please contact the island Warden via For more information about the role, head over to their website. Closing date for all applicants is on 5th February 2021. Good luck!


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