Living Seas Seasonal Volunteer Positions 2020

Cardigan Bay bottlenose dolphins

Cardigan Bay bottlenose dolphins

The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join our Living Seas Volunteer Team for the 2020 field season (March-November). Volunteers will assist with our Living Seas research and community engagement work.

Volunteering for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) at CBMWC is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a positive contribution to marine conservation, meet new people who share your interests and experience Wales’ amazing marine life. You'll learn about the species and habitats in Cardigan Bay, gain vital experience in field work, research methods, community engagement and much more!

The volunteer programme at CBMWC has received national recognition after achieving the Investing in Volunteers Award (IiV), the UK’s quality standard for volunteer management, in January 2017. We provide a fantastic volunteer experience!

Past volunteers have gone on to further education, work as Marine Mammal Observers and to work for other conservation or Government organisations.

The seasonal volunteer positions available for 2020 include –

  • Living Seas Volunteers - tasks include land and boat based surveys, data entry, running our visitor centre, assisting with community engagement events and beach cleans.
  • ShoreFin Volunteers - tasks include photographing bottlenose dolphins from land, photo-ID, analysing data and writing the annual ShoreFin report.
  • SeaSeal Volunteers - tasks include land based seal surveys, photographing seals, photo-ID, analysing data and writing the annual SeaSeal report.

Visit the seasonal volunteer homepage to discover more about the roles and application process. Deadline for applications is 23:5pm on Sunday 5th January 2020.

Other volunteering opportunities - If you live locally to New Quay and are interested in volunteering at our centre please visit our local volunteer home page. For anyone living in the wider south and west Wales area, we’re looking for volunteers to become involved in the Living Seas Wales Project, please click here for further information.

If you have any questions please email volunteer@cbmwc.org or call 01545 560224.

Laura Evans, Living Seas Wales Project Officer