Volunteering

Recording by Niki Clear
      Photo by Niki Clear

Volunteers are a vital, everyday element to the operations of ERCCIS and we have an amazing team of volunteers. ERCCIS understands the reasons why people volunteer are many and varied and would like to involve people in a way that will make it a mutually rewarding and enjoyable experience. Volunteering for ERCCIS is an excellent way to make contacts with those involved in nature conservation and build key skills to develop your career.

The work at ERCCIS is varied, so no matter what your skill base we are interested to hear from you. Some of the work ERCCIS volunteers do includes: processing wildlife records for the ERCCIS database; assisting the Wildlife Information Service; helping to manage the ERCCIS website; validating species records; various GIS projects; helping to write species and habitat guides and many other potential tasks! 

If your interested in volunteering with us and would like more informaiton, please Contact Us

 

Current Oppertunities

Hegdes Project Mapping Volunteer

Through 2017 ERCCIS are looking for volunteers to help with our Hedges Project. The work with the Hedges project is mainly desk based, and involves checking hedge lines against aerial photography using ArcGIS to remove any anomalies. We have a number of volunteers working on this map, and we’re aiming to complete the map by the end of 2017 so it’s a huge undertaking. 

We're looking for volunteers with some experiacne with ArcGIS, and with good attention to detail.

If your're interested in volunteering with the ERCCIS Hedges Project please contact the ERCCIS Data Officer - Laura Guy-Wilkinson

 

Volunteer Data Officer for the Upstream Thinking project

CWT Upstream Thinking project would benefit from an office-based volunteer.  We collect data on species, soil chemistry, water quality and farming practices.  We would like to be able to collate, analyse and interpret these data to understand the bigger picture, communicate our successes better and show us where we can improve.  We would love to hear from people who have an interest in landscape scale conservation, work methodically and have a head for data!  Computer literacy is a must and competence with ArcGIS would be a bonus. 

The tasks would suit 1 day a week and can be fully flexible, based in our King Edward Mine office near Camborne.

If you're interested please contact Upstream Thinking Manager - Peter Warman  

 

Volunteer with Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Cornwall Wildlife Trust are always on the lookout for volunteers with a range of different projects and departments. Be sure to check the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Volunteer page for current oppertunities

 

Other volunteer oppertinities in Cornwall

Cornwall Environmental Growth was launched in 2017, and has a fantastic tool kit where anyone can find out what they can do to improve nature and the environment in your area. They have a conprehensive list of all the conservation organisations and groups in the county where volunteers can get involved. 

Find out more about Environmental Growth and how you can volunteer in Cornwall