Seasonal Volunteer Positions

Seasonal volunteer team

Each year we recruit dedicated and passionate individuals to join our Living Seas team as seasonal volunteers. Based at our centre in New Quay, volunteers help us to collect vital research data on marine mammal populations and inspire the public through our visitor centre and community engagement events.

These positions are suited to those with a passion for marine wildlife/conservation who are looking to gain valuable work experience in the conservation sector.

Why Volunteer?

Joining the Living Seas Volunteer Team is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience Wales’ amazing marine life and contribute to marine conservation. You’ll learn about the marine species of Cardigan Bay and gain experience in field work, processing data, environmental education and community engagement. Past volunteers have gone on to further education and to work for conservation/ government organisations.

You can read about past volunteer’s experiences here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers conducting a land based marine mammal survey

We’re looking for Living Seas volunteers to join us for the 2021 field season. The volunteer dates are –

  • Block 1 – 28th March – 25th April (4 weeks)
  • Block 2 – 25th April – 20th June (8 weeks)
  • Block 3 20th June – 5th September (11 weeks)
  • Block 4 5th September – 7th November (9 weeks)

Interested? Visit the Living Seas Volunteer homepage for more information on the role and details on how to apply.

Deadline for applications is 23:59pm on Sunday 16th January 2022. 

Further Information

For more information please contact Laura Evans at

CBMWC volunteer