Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay, Wales
Marine Wildlife Volunteers required
Are you planning a career in the marine environment or conservation ? Volunteering is a great way to develop skills and gain essential experience! Enthusiastic volunteers needed to help with our ongoing research, educationand interpretation programmes concerning the marine wildlife of Cardigan Bay. We primarily study the bottlenose dolphins through photo-identification, and also monitor harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seal populations.
Volunteers play a vital role in the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre´s work. The centre relies on the generous help of volunteers to undertake its work and greatly appreciates your time. We welcome people with all sorts of skills to offer, and enthusiasm is as valued as experience, since training is provided.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a positive contribution to marine wildlife conservation and to gain knowledge and experience of the species and habitats in Cardigan Bay. It can be a great chance to gain experience of field work, research methods and public awareness and education programmes, gain essential skills for a career in the environmentor conservation and meet people who share your interests.
If you have any specific skills or experience such as in website creation, fundraising, the media, DIY skills, exhibition, interior or graphic design and would like to help with project development, please contact us. We also welcome undergraduate and postgraduate students who need boat support and office space to conduct their research projects. Please contact us to discuss whether your project ideas are feasible.
To find out more about the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre and what activities you would be involved in visit www.cbmwc.org
or call Sarah on 01545560032.
Desired skills: An interest in wildlife and conservation is most important, along with enthusiasm and willingness to work in a conscientious and responsible manner. It is also important that you are fluent in speaking English. We welcome people with experience working with the public or in environmental interpretation or education, however this is not essential. Indeed this is a great opportunity to gain skills in these areas. Good verbal and written communication skills and IT skills are likewise useful but not essential.
Time commitment: Volunteers are needed from April until November 2007. We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 weeks (due to training). Volunteers living locally who are available on a part-time basis are also welcome year round and are greatly appreciated.
Accommodation and expense arrangements: Accommodation can be arranged for committed volunteers (approx. 50 per week). Volunteers are responsible for their own food, travel and accommodation costs.
How to get involved? It´s easy to get involved just contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(preferred) with the volunteer application 2008form, in your subject line or post, enclosing a copy of your CV detailing your background and relevant experience together with a covering letter indicating your motivations for volunteering, please include when and for how long you are available to volunteer. We look forward to hearing from you.
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre
Patent Slip Building,
Glanmor Terrace New Quay,