Placements on Handa are widely recognised as important field experience and provide excellent networking opportunities with Scottish Wildlife Trust staff, as well as seabird researchers from other organisations.
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 below, then we’d be keen to hear from you.
Before you apply, please watch this video about long-term volunteering on the island and have a careful read through all of the documents below.
Applications for volunteering are closed until early 2023.
If you are interested in volunteering on Handa Island Wildlife Reserve these documents will give you a sense of what is involved.
Role description and applications