Volunteering at SEWBReC

 

Current vacancies

We do not currently have capacity to take on any additional volunteers for SEWBReC's core work, but there may be opportunities to volunteer for the Heritage Lottery Funded Dedicated Naturalist project. Please take a look at the project volunteer page for further information.

 

General information

SEWBReC is sometimes in the position to offer office based volunteer opportunities in central Cardiff, on a one day per week basis. Please note, we are unfortunately not able to accomodate full time volunteers, nor work experience / student placements.

Common volunteer tasks include:

  • Digitising local bird club records into Microsoft Excel
  • Digitising other data sets, such as wildlife notebooks, using Excel or more specialist software such as Recorder 6
  • Updating the SEWBReC website
  • Helping with event preparation

If you feel like you could help us in other ways, please get in touch with your ideas.

Volunteering at SEWBReC offers the opportunity to gain an insight into the day to day running of a Local Environmental Records Centre and gives an excellent grounding in wildlife data entry techniques. Committed volunteers may build up to using specialist software including GIS programmes.

 

Other Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers at SEWBReC are entirely office based. If you are interested in volunteering outdoors, many of our partner organisations offer opportunities for gaining voluntary work experience in the environmental sector. This work ranges from practical conservation work through to participating in species surveys. Please see our Contacts and Links page for details of suitable organisations in your local area. You may also be interested in taking part in some of the events listed on our Events page, many of which include elements of training and the opportunity to build up a variety of skills.

 

Get Involved in Biological Recording

Another extremely valuable way to get involved in protecting and conserving your local biodiversity is to record what you see. After all, we can't protect what we don't know about. Click here for more information.