Volunteering Opportunities at Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre Landwatch volunteers

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre Landwatch volunteers

Calling all marine enthusiasts!

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre are looking for volunteers to help us to collect data on the marine wildlife of Cardigan Bay, run our busy visitor centre and inspire people through our educational and awareness raising activities.

Dolphin by Sarah Perry

Dolphin by Sarah Perry

The day to day life of a Wildlife Trust Living Seas Volunteer at CBMWC varies greatly. In the morning you could be conducting a land based marine mammal survey, monitoring Cardigan Bay’s bottlenose dolphin population and in the afternoon you could be running the visitor centre and interacting with members of the public.

But that’s not all our volunteers do. Other daily duties include entering data, helping to run educational events such as Seashore Safaris as well as helping to protect our coastal environment by conducting beach cleans.

Volunteering for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales at CBMWC is a fantastic opportunity for you to gain valuable experience, contribute towards marine conservation, meet new people with similar interest and experience Wales’ amazing marine life.

Want to get involved?

Each research season we offer Research Volunteer positions (over 18’s only) to those living outside the area to join us for specific time periods (min commitment 8 weeks). These positions are ideal for those seeking a career in conservation as you will gain valuable work experience. For more information please visit Cardigan Bay website.

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre volunteers

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre volunteers

Live locally to New Quay? Local volunteers who are available on a part-time basis are welcome year round.  Whatever your age, experience or background we would like to hear from you. For more information please visit the Cardigan Bay website.

If you’re between your 14th and 26th birthday and want to volunteer at CBMWC then you also have the opportunity become a Millennium Volunteer (MV). MV is a recognised award that highlights the number of hours of your time you have dedicated to volunteering; this is great for your CV. You can work towards your 50, 100 or 200 hour certificates whilst helping with our work.

Please note that enthusiasm for our work and the marine environment is as valued as experience, since full training is provided.

The volunteering programme at CBMWC is supported by the Volunteering in Wales Fund via Wales Council for Voluntary Action.