Forvie NNR - Getting involved

Get involved as a volunteer at Forvie NNR. There are opportunities for species monitoring and practical estate tasks There are also opportunities for outdoor learning.




In line with current guidance from the Scottish Government, all volunteering activity is suspended unless it can be done safely whilst at home.

If you already volunteer with us your Volunteer Supervisor will be in touch once volunteering can get going again.

We are not currently taking new volunteers.


Why not join us as a volunteer at Forvie NNR?

There’s always a lot going on, and we would really value your help. You’ll get involved with a range of tasks – from maintenance to bird counts to engaging with visiting groups.

Additional activities in the busy spring and summer period include:

  • breeding bird wardening (including predation and disturbance monitoring)
  • butterfly monitoring
  • visitor surveys
  • electric fence maintenance
  • ragwort and invasive weed control
  • talking to visitors about the seal haul-out

We but try to be as flexible as possible and plan tasks when both volunteers and staff are available.

If you’re interested, please do get in touch.

Reserve management group

We have a reserve management group, called the Forvie Panel, made up of NatureScot staff, organisations with an interest in the reserve and representatives from the local community.

Outdoor learning

We’re keen to see Forvie NNR used for outdoor learning for all ages and will support visits whenever we can.

If you’re interested in bringing a school, college or university group to Forvie, please contact the reserve manager.

Find out more

Forvie Beach clean up - read our latest news release.

More information

Please contact our reserve manager for more information about volunteering, the reserve management group or outdoor learning at Forvie NNR.

Reserve manager: Annabel Drysdale

Telephone: 01358 751330