Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay, Wales
Marine Wildlife Volunteers needed
Are you planning a career in the marine environment or conservation?
Internships and volunteer positions are available at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre. Volunteering is a great way to develop skills and gain essential experience! Reliable & enthusiastic people are needed to help with our ongoing research, education and 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 & interns to undertake its work and greatly appreciates your time. Please note enthusiasm for our work and the marine environment 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 environment or conservation such as developing your fundraising, interpersonal and data processing skills as well as meeting and socialising with 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.
For further information
To find out more about the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre and what activities you would be involved in visit www.cbmwc.org/volunteer/become_vol.asp. If you have any questions please email email@example.com with an appropriate subject line or call Sarah on 01545 560032.
Volunteering at CBMWC
An interest in wildlife and conservation is most important, along with reliability, enthusiasm and willingness to work in a conscientious and responsible manner. As you will be dealing with the public on a daily basis it is also important that you are fluent in speaking English. We welcome people with experience working with children, 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, IT, design and fundraising skills are likewise useful but not essential.
Volunteers are needed from April until November 2009. We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 weeks (due to training), ideally volunteers would be able to commit longer. Volunteers living locally who are available on a part-time basis are also welcome year round and are greatly appreciated.
Accommodation and expense arrangements:
Basic 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 simply download an application form from our website www.cbmwc.org/volunteer/become_vol.asp, complete it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Volunteer application 2009' in your subject line or alternatively post your application form. Please make sure you fill in your availability. We look forward to hearing from you.
FAO: Sarah Perry
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre
Patent Slip Building, Glanmor Terrace
New Quay, Ceredigion
Wales, SA45 9PS