Survey Volunteer

East Devon District Council - Wild Exmouth

Exmouth, Devon

Volunteer • Part Time 07812652336 Debs Rylands

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Friday, 11th October 2019  

Purpose of the Role: To help wildlife in our neighbourhood, we need to know which species are present. Help us survey the wildlife in Exmouth’s green spaces, so we can better conserve them, and to monitor the effectiveness of our conservation efforts.

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about ecology and monitoring and surveying wildlife to join the Wild Exmouth team. Help us to support biodiversity and make improvements in favour of key species.

There are a wide range of wildlife surveys that you can get involved in throughout the year at a range of sites across Exmouth, working alongside the Wild Exmouth Ranger.

Surveys can include:

  • Riverfly surveys
  • Water quality surveys
  • Bee Walks (for bumblebees and solitary bees)
  • Hoverfly Survey
  • Plant surveying and monitoring
  • Butterfly counts
  • Spider spotting
  • Mammal surveys (including bat, hedgehog and woodland mammal surveys)

Previous experience is not necessary but attention to detail, own transport, willingness to work outdoors in varying conditions and a commitment to the survey is essential and identification skills within your chosen group are preferable.

We would welcome anyone with a specialist skill they would like to bring to the team.

Applicants must be comfortable walking and, where appropriate, able to carry appropriate survey equipment.

Tasks include:

  • Visiting sites and carrying out surveys for specific species
  • Photographing species in situ
  • Advising on barriers to surveying areas
  • Completing / updating risk assessments to reflect findings
  • Making recommendations on survey / data collection techniques
  • Recording sightings

Please contact the Wild Exmouth Ranger, Debs Rylands, to discuss this role or other ways of getting involved with Wild Exmouth or complete our online volunteer registration form:

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