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

Lisa Walden
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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 warden@lundyisland.co.uk. 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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