Rockpool Roadie Volunteers

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Interested in volunteering with Cumbria Wildlife Trust on the ‘The Bay: A Blueprint for Recovery’ project? The Bay is a nature and wellbeing programme of events, offering people living around Morecambe Bay area, the opportunity to get outdoors, connect with nature, and take part in a range of activities.

Do you love coastal wildlife? Barrow-in-Furness at the northernmost point of the Bay project area, is home to Earnse Bay. Low tide here reveals rockpools teeming with life- from anemones to starfish. These are amazing creatures that when observed or handled, help reconnect people with nature through their sound, scents and textures.

Are you a people person? Help bring coastal wildlife to people who don’t know about Earnse Bay rockpools, or the people who aren’t able visit the beach.

Becoming a rockpool roadie, is a unique opportunity to learn new conservation and people skills. Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust bring wildlife to more people, and more people to wildlife.

We’re looking for volunteers to shadow friendly members of staff to:

  • visit the rockpools at Earnse Bay, collect rockpool creatures and take them to places like care homes for people to enjoy.
  • engage with organisations such as care home residents, providing information on Earnse Bay’s coastal wildlife and promoting the work of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust in general.
  • allow people to engage with rockpool creatures. The aim is for people to ‘connect’ with the creatures and one another, increasing peoples’ mutual happiness, health and sense of nature.
  • after their day out, all rockpool creatures will then need to be put safely back onto the beach.

Training and support will be provided, travel costs will be reimbursed and there will be the opportunity to shadow members of staff.

There will be training days taking place on:

  • Saturday 29 June, 10 am to 4 pm at Earnse Bay, Barrow. 

Please note DBS (paid by Cumbria Wildlife Trust) may be required.

We are looking for volunteers part-time/weekly/weekend. This is a very flexible role.

Find out more & apply