Volunteering

Volunteer with us

Volunteering is a great way to help nature and wildlife, learn new skills, meet like-minded people and have some fun!

Please see our current volunteering opportunities below.

Nature Reserves Visitor Assistants

Are you a nature lover who enjoys talking to people? BirdLife Malta is looking for part-time Visitor Assistants to work at our nature reserves, meeting visitors and helping them to get the most of their visit by showing them what’s around.

We want everyone who visits Għadira and Simar Nature Reserves and Salina Nature Park to receive a warm welcome, and to get the most out of their visit.

The role includes welcoming visitors into the centre, explaining what they can do, where they can go and what to see. Visitor Assistants also help to point out the birds and other wildlife on the nature reserve. You might accompany visitors on a guided walk, spend time pointing out birds from the hides, and help with special events. Other tasks might include selling merchandise and handling money in the shop.

Training and an induction of the nature reserves will be given. Maltese speakers are especially welcome.

For more information, please email info@birdlifemalta.org. We would like people who can commit to at least two days per month and working days/hours are normally Sundays between 9:30am-4:30pm. Visitors Assistants are given a disturbance allowance of €5 net per hour.

Events volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to help us at public events such as fairs, guided walks and nature reserve open days.

Our events are varied, and the role would be too – you might be playing games or doing crafts with children at an event on our nature reserves, helping on a stall at a fair or assisting a group on a guided walk.

You must be happy talking to the public and sharing your love of nature. Other tasks might involve selling merchandise and handling money, and setting up/taking down displays.

This is a flexible role, and you can choose which events you want to support if the dates suit you.

If you are interested, please fill in this form and let us know by email on events@birdlifemalta.org. Please note that this applies for Malta and Gozo residents only and volunteers are needed to help out on particular days or events only.

Spring Watch 2020 volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to join us in the countryside during our Spring Watch 2020 monitoring operations.

We are currently planning our annual Spring Watch operations, and are on the lookout for volunteers who wish to help us with our ongoing battle against spring hunting.

The spring hunting season is controversial as birds are killed during their journey to their breeding grounds in northern Europe, thus depriving them of the chance to boost population numbers.

Whilst only the Common Quail is legal to shoot, many other protected species fall victim to illegal killing. One of the most highly sought after species, the vulnerable Turtle Dove, was legal to shoot in the spring up until 2016 when a moratorium was put in place, in a bid to increase populations again. Malta serves as a critical resting place for migratory birds, and our aim is to ensure that as many birds as possible get to continue their migrations safely. Spring Watch involves long days in the field, trying to gather evidence of any illegalities which can then be passed onto the authorities for further investigation. Good bird ID skills are useful but not essential.

Please note that spaces are limited in the accommodation we will use, so contact us before booking anything. All costs are covered by volunteers as well – please check with us beforehand regarding costs, as we will be able to advise you on the accommodation and food prices. For any queries, please email us at alice.tribe@birdlifemalta.org.