We rely on our team of dedicated volunteers who help us to collect data on the marine wildlife of Cardigan Bay, run our visitor centre and inspire the public through community engagement events. We welcome people from all ages and backgrounds as enthusiasm and interest in our work is just as valued as experience, since full training is provided. Without the continued hard work and support from dedicated volunteers, our work would not be possible. Find out more about the benefits of volunteering here.
The volunteer programme at CBMWC has received national recognition after achieving the Investing in Volunteers Award, the UK’s quality standard for volunteer management, in January 2017. The award demonstrates that we provide an outstanding volunteer experience!
We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available; whether you live in the south and west Wales area and would like to join our team of local volunteers or if you are from further afield and would like to join us as a seasonal volunteer.
Living Seas volunteers assist with our on-going research, education and awareness raising programmes concerning the marine wildlife of Cardigan Bay. Volunteering 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’ll learn about the marine species and habitats of Cardigan Bay, gain experience in field work, research methods, data processing and assist with our community engagement programme. The data you collect will contribute to long running research studies on bottlenose dolphins and towards new studies on the Atlantic grey seal population
Discovering Our Coasts Project
The Discovering our Coasts project aims to provide local young people (aged 14-25) with the opportunity to discover the Ceredigion coast and to develop skills through a range of engagement events and volunteering at CBMWC. The volunteering opportunities available as part of the project will include a range of activities from land based marine mammal surveys to conducting beach cleans, helping with educational events and inspiring people through the CBMWC visitor centre. The skills and experience gained through volunteering will help to boost your CV, with past volunteers going on to further education or into employment.
Seasonal Volunteer Positions 2018
Each year we recruit dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer with us for the field season (12th March -5th November 2018) and gain valuable experience whilst helping 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.
We have the following volunteering positions available for 2018 –
- Living Seas Seasonal Volunteers for set periods lasting 4-9 weeks
- Research Assistant (Voluntary) for the full season 12th March – 5th November
- ShoreFin Volunteers for the full season 12th March – 5th November
- SeaSeal Volunteer for the full season 12th March – 5th November
Deadline for applications is 23:59pm on Sunday 11th February. Applications will be reviewed as received and volunteer opportunities are available until filled.
If you would like more information about volunteering contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01545 560224