WSBRC relies enormously on volunteers. If you would like to make your mark and utilise your skills to help promote biological recording in Wiltshire and Swindon, we are looking for suitable volunteers to assist us with our work. Our volunteers cover a range of activities depending on their skills, experience and interests. Tasks range from data entry, admin, updating website/social media content and GIS mapping work. Volunteers are given full training and support.
All volunteer roles are office based at our office in Devizes, during normal working hours Monday to Friday. We ask for a minimum commitment level for each role to ensure both volunteers and our benefit. Vacancies are also advertised on Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s website and specific roles may be occasionally advertised more widely using Guardian Jobs, CJS etc.
Our current vacancies are listed below:
Map the gap volunteer
The Map the Gap project aims to recruit, train and support volunteers to carry out phase 1 habitat surveys of specified sites across Wiltshire in order to fill and/or update these knowledge gaps and inform other projects.
This volunteer role supports the habitat surveyors by maintaining communication, producing new survey maps and digitising their habitat data as it comes in.
Download the Role outline to find out more about this exciting opportunity.
Data entry volunteers
WSBRC has over two million species records on its main database with an estimated million plus records in the county awaiting digitisation or other processing, with more records being received on a daily basis. The data varies from single records of a species seen in a local park to full site surveys detailing hundreds of sightings.
A potential data entry volunteer would be passionate about wildlife and environmental issues and ideally have broad wildlife knowledge, be computer literate and have excellent attention to detail. Volunteers are required for one or more days per week for minimum of three months.
Take a look at the Role outline for more information on this position and how to apply.