The Field Centre is run by volunteers seven days a week. Our team provides vital assistance in very many areas, and we are always pleased to welcome new faces to our group – even if you can only spare a few hours on a regular basis, please do get in touch.
Similarly, the work of the Observatory has always relied on the goodwill of volunteer birders, coming in and helping with censuses, surveys and ringing.
We are seeking help in the following areas:
Assisting with daily census and survey work. Please enter all records of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, flora and all other fauna in our logs in the Field Centre.
Field Centre volunteers:
Meeting and greeting the public, manning the shop and helping with the general running of the Field Centre. Help is needed 7 days a week. Often the first faces to new visitors, the shop volunteers are incredibly important in spreading our objectives, providing up-to-date news on recent sightings, and being a friendly interface for prospective members.
Come to help maintain and protect a broad range of habitats on our Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Based at the Field Centre, we are responsible for Wildlife Reserves ranging from Duneland, Wetland and Woodland, most with public access, and all for study, education and pleasure.
SBBOT Conservation Team meets regularly on Monday and Thursday every week for a 9 a.m. start, to tackle seasonal work, from scrub clearance and grass cutting to fencing and path maintenance. Lots to do, lots to see, lots of fun!
Due to the nature of the work we request that anyone under the age of 18 be accompanied by a guardian or other responsible adult when working with the conservation team.
We have an equal opportunities policy which you can access here: 2016 Equal Opps policy and a policy for safe guarding children and vulnerable adults: 2016 SBBOT Safeguarding Vunerable Adults & Young children