Out Of Hours Helpline Volunteer

Bat Conservation Trust

Home based

Volunteer • Part Time

www.bats.org.uk outofhours@bats.org.uk 0345 1300 228 Hannah Van Hesteren

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


Help the Helpline this summer

From 1 May to 30 September when bats are most active, volunteers help Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) to run an emergency Out Of Hours (OOH) helpline for bat care and bat crime related calls on evenings and weekends. Volunteers on OOH Bat Watch answer calls from the public in the comfort of their homes, after having attended a fun training day which prepares them for taking calls. Volunteers receive full support from BCT staff throughout the project.

Volunteering on the OOH Helpline can sometimes be challenging but is a very rewarding experience for beginners, experienced bat workers and everyone in between. This opportunity is ideal for those wanting to get involved in conservation from home and can be a great way to learn more about bat rescue and rehabilitation. Volunteering on OOH can also be a great way to improve your communication skills, but really the project is ideal for anyone with the passion to talk enthusiastically about bats to callers. It would not be possible to run such a service without the volunteers and their help is hugely appreciated.

2017 was our second busiest OOH season ever with 39 volunteers taking 2334 calls throughout the season. More information about how the project is organised can be found on our website along with a full report on OOH 2017.

How to Volunteer

We are now recruiting for the 2018 season. All volunteers will need to attend one of the Out of Hours training days:

Sat 7 April- London

Sat 14 April- York

BCT are able cover travel expenses up to £100 and provide lunch and refreshments. 

Please register your interest by getting in touch with Hannah Van Hesteren by emailing outofhours@bats.org.uk or calling 0345 1300 228.


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