Geocache Creator Volunteers

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Are you experienced at setting up geocaches? Are you based around Barrow? Then we’d love you to help create caches to connect people with nature!

Locations: Barrow, but lots of this can be done remotely.

Commitment: Flexible – it could be a couple of hours a month or a few hours a week depending on how much you wish to do.

The Bay: A Blueprint For Recovery aims to connect people with nature and with each other – and what better way to do this than through geocaching?!

Geocaching is a global treasure hunt, where participants search for ‘geocaches’ using the free geocaching app and a clue. These geocaches are placed in locations that are scenic and interesting and the geocaches are often educational.

We’re looking for experienced geocachers to help design, create, and maintain geocaches around Barrow. Possible designs could include:

  • Placing geocaches around natural areas of Barrow, e.g. Ormsgill Reservoir, How Tun Woods, etc. to encourage people to get out into nature.
  • Working with Signal Film and Media (a Barrow-based organisation) to create an Adventure Lab cache, using historical photos and encouraging people to visit the present-day locations.
  • Using a series of geocaches or an Adventure Lab cache to put a codebreaking challenge (already created) based around Alan Turing’s work on biological patterns in nature around Barrow and turn it into a cache.

Other ideas are very welcome!

This role is suitable for wheelchair users.

Visit The Bay: A blueprint for recovery to learn more about The Bay programme. Funded by Know Your Neighbourhood Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Find out more & apply