Our Discovering Living Seas project aims to expand our work with volunteers at CBMWC. We rely on the generous help of volunteers to help us carry out our work. We welcome people from all ages and backgrounds as enthusiasm and interest in our work is just as valued as experience, since full training is provided. Without the continued hard work and support from dedicated volunteers, our work would not be possible.
Click here to watch a short video featuring our volunteers describing their roles at CBMWC.
Many thanks to our friends at AMP (Aberystwyth Media Productions) for putting this together for us.
Volunteering Positions for 2017 Now Open
Each year we recruit a team of seasonal volunteers who come from all across the UK (volunteers from across the world are welcome though we cannot sponsor visas) to volunteer for set periods during our research season (27th March-30th October 2017).
Positions available for 2017 include:
- Living Seas Research Assistant (full season March-30th October)
- ShoreFin Volunteers (full season March-30th October)
- SeaSeal Volunteers (full season March-30th October)
The closing date for applications is 23:59pm on Sunday 19th February 2017
Local Volunteers can also assist with our research projects and we take applications all year round.
If you’re between your 14th and 26th birthday then you can become a Millennium Volunteer (MV) with CBMWC. MV is a recognised award that shows how many hours of your time that you have dedicated to volunteering. You can work towards your 50, 100 or 200 hour certificates. Volunteering at CBMWC is a rewarding way to spend your spare time and with MV you can show future employers what you have achieved.
Discovering Living Seas Portfolio
As a Living Seas Volunteer you will get the opportunity to work towards the Discovering Living Seas Certificate (optional) through completing the modules listed below –
- Marine Mammal surveying Techniques
- Marine Species Identification
- Data Entry
- Running a Visitor Centre
- Conservation and The Public
- Health and Safety
For each module you must undertake various straining sessions (required to become a volunteer with), volunteer based experience and in some cases complete quizzes or mini assignments. The Discovering Living Seas Portfolio will help you develop new skills and is a way for you to demonstrate and provide evidence to employers of the skills and knowledge that you have developed.
If you would like more information about volunteering contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01545 560 224