Pollinator Survey Volunteer

We need flexible, enthusiastic volunteers to monitor insect populations and associated habitats monthly at sites across Cardiff to help the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project monitor its impact.

Posted:
Friday 1 March 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Surveying wildlife
Location:
Wales HQ

What we're looking for

To monitor insect populations and associated habitats monthly (April - Sept). This will help the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project monitor the impact of Urban Buzz habitat changes on pollinators and develop management strategies at Urban Buzz sites. It will also help us report to our funders.

The skills you need

•Good fieldwork skills (ability to use ID guides to identify plants and pollinators to group level and do timed counts using a quadrat) and enthusiasm and willingness to learn is essential. •The ability to identify some pollinators to species level is useful but not essential. •A digital camera or smart phone to take photographs in the field. •Flexibility in when you can volunteer. Pollinator surveys have to be undertaken in suitable weather conditions so volunteering days could differ each month according to the weather. •The ability to enter data online into the iRecord biodiversity recording database.

Your time

Minimum:
up to 4 hours per month for 6 months. Flexible timing
Duration:
Ongoing until March 2022
Period:
April - September (1 visit per month for 6 months)

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to feed-in to the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme, practise your pollinator ID and survey skills and provide the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project with vital information in the conservation of local pollinator populations. It is also a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife Cymru, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Through working with sites across Cardiff to create and enhance habitat for pollinating insects you will also be taking valuable action to help wildlife in the city.

How to apply

Contact

Susan Ansell, Wales HQ
Tel: 029 2035 3000
Email: Susan.Ansell@rspb.org.uk

Notes

You will need your own transport or to be happy using public transport, and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. Appropriate training in pollinator surveying, identification and data entry will be provided.

Reference number 8966