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Here at BirdLife Malta we pride ourselves on being an international team working towards conserving Europe’s migratory birds in Malta. If you’re passionate about the environment and conservation, and would like to join our expanding team, then check out our current vacancies below. For more environmental jobs and volunteering see

Volunteering Opportunities

European Solidarity Corps vacancies
Application Details

Dates:        1st March 2021 – 28th February 2022
Costs:        Voluntary positions, but all living costs will be covered and accommodation provided

Number of positions (3):

  • 1 Seabird Conservation Assistant
  • 1 Design & Digital Media Communications Assistant
  • 1 Administration & Finance Assistant

BirdLife Malta is looking for new full-time volunteers to join their international team protecting birds and their habitats and inspiring and educating people about birds and nature in the Maltese Islands. The volunteers will be based in our offices and at our nature reserves in Malta. Those who have previously participated in a long-term Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme or long-term Erasmus+ Volunteering scheme are not eligible to apply for these positions.

Are you:

  • Aged 18-30
  • A citizen of one of these partner and programme countries: Italy, Spain, France, UK, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Ukraine and Belarus.
  • Outgoing, friendly, keen to meet new people, socialise, and experience a different culture
  • Interested in bird conservation and/or environmental protection
  • Interested in improving bird, flora and other taxa identification skills
  • Interested in inspiring and educating people about birds and the natural world
  • Willing to develop administration, time management, numeracy, and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to learn and having an adaptable approach in line with the needs of a charitable organisation’s structure including working flexible and occasional long hours, which could include weekends and public holidays

The European Solidarity Corps programme will provide you:

  • Accommodation in a shared room close to our offices in Ta’ Xbiex/in the northern part of the island close to our nature reserves, or with host families
  • Coverage of all living costs such as electricity, water, gas, and internet
  • Reimbursement of the flight and other transport costs (bus, train, metro, visa) to/from Malta, up to a certain limit
  • €300 monthly allowance
  • Private CIGNA insurance

Description of duties:

There is the opportunity for each volunteer to gain a wide range of experience and skills across the organisation. The purpose and duties of this position are as follows:


To take an active role in the Seabird Conservation team in the various conservation tasks within BirdLife Malta, oriented at seabird conservation and monitoring at various Natura 2000 sites, on land and at sea. Please note that a large component of the Seabird Conservation Assistant’s work is fieldwork-based. As such, evening and weekend work is to be expected.

To assist our seabird conservation team in research, conservation, and public awareness work at various seabird colony sites and work based at the BirdLife Malta office:

  • Seabird colony monitoring: ringing, taking morphological measurements, nest monitoring, mist netting, call registrations at night, GPS mapping, colony and nest searching
  • Assist in deployment and retrieval of telemetry equipment
  • Sea surveys of seabird colonies by boat and kayak even at night
  • Public awareness activities about seabird conservation: events, talks, public outreach in colony sites to increase awareness among site users and boat users
  • Specific outreach and questionnaires with fishermen
  • Predator management (rat control)
  • Inputting, processing and analysing collected data (Excel, ArcGIS, R)
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports
  • Assisting in the update of media contents in website, blog, Facebook and others


Communications volunteers assist in raising the profile of the organisation and its work through a variety of activities. The chosen volunteer for this position will mainly work in design and digital media but applicants are expected to be also well versed in media communications, and should have an interest in nature and the environment. The chosen applicant should have a good command of English and knowledge of InDesign, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop is a must.  The volunteer will report directly to the Communications Manager and will have the following duties:

  • Design BirdLife Malta’s printed materials including promotional leaflets, banners, logos and educational materials
  • Design BirdLife Malta’s printed magazine using InDesign
  • Design and produce graphics and visuals for website, social media and advertising
  • Edit photographs using Photoshopto be used in internal and external communication
  • Produce and edit high quality video content for local and international audiences using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Play a key role in BirdLife Malta’s migration camps (Spring Watch and Raptor Camp) by downloading and organising photos and footage from the conservation team and creating videos to distribute to the media
  • Attend public and press events as a photographer/videographer
  • Manage video uploads and channels
  • Archiving, organising, and uploading multimedia content to the digital media library


As the main point of contact for the BirdLife Malta office, excellent people skills are a must. The role will be primarily supporting administration, membership, finance and merchandise, but from time to time will include assistance in events and other ad hoc tasks.  The chosen applicant should have an interest in nature and environment and a good command of English. The volunteer will have the following duties:

  • Office logistics (stationery control, suppliers management, office general supplies)
  • Basic office duties including acting as the main point of contact through answering the telephone and dealing with incoming mail
  • General HR duties (recruitment, staff meetings, staff development, volunteer management)
  • Administrative support to projects (LIFE, Erasmus+, ESC, etc.)
  • Properties and assets management (volunteers’ residence)
  • Payments and reconciliation
  • Basic IT support (emails, printers configuration, etc.)
  • Membership management (process new memberships and renewals, management of the CRM system and database, preparation of annual, monthly and weekly reports)
  • Manage the stock for BirdLife Malta’s merchandise 
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of events and campaigns
  • Draft and produce written correspondence such as letters, reports and other documents


Please download and fill in the relevant application form below:

  • Click here for the Seabird Conservation Assistant application form
  • Click here for the Design & Digital Media Communications Assistant application form
  • Click here for the Administration & Finance Assistant application form

Completed applications should be returned to with subject: Application for (European Solidarity Corps) Position e.g. Application for (European Solidarity Corps) Seabird Conservation Assistant. There is no need to attach cover letters or CVs. Only filled in application forms will be considered.

We highly recommend that you visit our website on for further information before applying.

Applications close on Sunday 31st January 2021 at 23:00. Telephone/Skype interviews will take place shortly afterwards.

Please note that incomplete and/or late applications will not be taken into consideration.