jeudi 5 janvier 2017
2017 Living Seas Volunteer Postions at Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay, West Wales, UK
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre
Volunteers Positions 2017
Dedicated to conserving Cardigan Bay’s marine wildlife through education and research
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) is one of six local Wildlife Trusts in Wales and is part of a wider movement of 47 Wildlife Trusts which cover the whole of the British Isles. The Wildlife Trusts aim for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone, striving to secure Living Seas where marine wildlife thrives, from the depths of the ocean to the coastal shallows. We recognise this as an inspirational end point where our environment, society and economy coexist for the benefit of wildlife and people.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join our volunteer team at Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC). Volunteers will gain valuable experience and develop new skills whilst helping us to collect data on the marine wildlife of Cardigan Bay, man our visitor centre and inspire visitors and the public through community engagement activities.
The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is a non-profit organisation based in New Quay, west Wales, UK. Since 1996 we have been dedicated to raising awareness of the local marine environment through education and research. Using boat-based and land-based surveys, photo-ID and acoustic studies we monitor bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seal populations in the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and wider Irish Sea. We also run a busy visitor centre as well as our Discovery Room which offers marine educational and awareness raising activities for families, schools and groups. In April 2015 we became part of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) and we deliver the Trusts Living Seas programme.
What You Will Gain
Volunteering for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales at CBMWC is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a positive contribution to marine conservation and meet new people who share your interests. You will learn about the species and habitats in Cardigan Bay, gain experience in field work, research methods, data processing, public awareness and education programmes. Past volunteers have gone on to further education, work as Marine Mammal Observers and to work for other conservation or Government organisations.
Volunteering Roles (4):
Living Seas Volunteers will help us to collect data on the marine wildlife of Cardigan Bay, run our visitor centre and inspire visitors and the public through community engagement activities. Volunteer positions are available from 27th March until 30th October 2017. You must be able to volunteer for an entire block and priority will be given to those who can volunteer for more than one block.
· Block A – 27th March – 24th April (4 weeks)
· Block B – 24th April – 22nd May (4 weeks)
· Block C – 22nd May – 10th July (7 weeks)
· Block D – 10th July – 4th September (8 weeks)
· Block E – 4th September – 30th October (8 weeks)
The volunteer will assist the Living Seas Science Officer with the delivery of our Living Seas research objectives focused on marine megafauna in Cardigan Bay and the Irish Sea
This position is for the entire season season from 27th March to 30th November.
The ShoreFin Volunteers (x2) will be responsible for our land-based bottlenose dolphin photo-identification project
These positions are for the entire season from 27th March to 30th November.
The SeaSeal Project Volunteer will be responsible for our Atlantic grey seal photo identification project.
This position is for the entire season from 27th March to 30th November.
An administration fee of £45 will be required from all successful applicants.
Shared accommodation in a comfortable and fully equipped house will be arranged for successful volunteers (where required) at a cost of £55 per week (includes bills) and a £50 refundable deposit. Deposits will be refunded if the accommodation is left in the same condition it was found in. Please be aware that volunteers share same sex bedrooms. Volunteers are responsible for their own food, travel and accommodation costs.
Due to payment arrangements with the house owners, accommodation costs are required in advance to cover the cost of each block so before applying please ensure that you can cover this and all other expenses.
How To Apply:
Please visit www.cbmwc.orgwww.cbmwc.org for more information on each role and details on how to apply.
The closing date for applications is 23:59pm on Sunday 30th January 2016
For further information
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org with an appropriate subject line or call Laura on 01545 560224.
Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre,
Ffon/Phone: 01545 560224