Volunteering with Scottish Badgers

We rely on the support and hard work of volunteers to achieve our goal of protecting Scotland’s badgers, their setts and habitats.  There are many ways you can volunteer your time to Scottish Badgers, whether you have a few hours a week or a few hours a month to spare:

Volunteer Events Co-Ordinator

We are looking for a keen, highly motivated individual who can help to organise our public events. The role involves keeping and expanding an electronic diary of events that we attend and passing details to our two Events Team Leaders so that they can arrange for members to attend. The successful applicant will be home based, have access to the internet and a basic knowledge of the Office programme or similar. Although the role does not involve attending events the Co-Ordinator would be very welcome to do so if they wished. Full training and on-going support will be given. The time required would be approximately two hours per week over the year.

What we are looking for

Someone to maintain a list of events, deal with bookings and pass them on to the Events Team Leaders.

What you will gain by becoming Volunteer Events Co-Ordinator

  • A knowledge of events around Scotland.
  • A fun and friendly working environment.
  • Networking with other organisations and highly desirable skills for your cv.

Time commitment: 8 hours per month maximum.

Start date: asap.

End date: ongoing.

Location: Home based.

Minimum age: 18 years.

If you are interested in the above role please contact us at info@scottishbadgers.org.uk for more details or to apply.

Volunteer Events Team Leaders

We are looking for two keen, highly motivated individuals to lead small teams of volunteers at our public events. The Events Team is our public face and its members present facts about badgers, their ecology and lifestyle and the threats they face in a fun way to people of all ages. Full training and on-going support will be given. The successful applicants will be able to lead and motivate a team of volunteers and present our message to the public.  A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is a necessity and all reasonable traveling expenses will be reimbursed. The role is seasonal being more active during the summer months as many events are out of doors. The time required during the events season would be approximately fourteen hours a month. 

What we are looking for

  • Fun, outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to manage a team that engages with the public and promotes the protection of Scotland’s badgers.
  • Flexibility and the ability to volunteer at at least five events per year.
  • An interest in the natural world and environmental education.

What you will gain by becoming an Events Volunteer

  • An understanding and broader knowledge of badger behaviour and wildlife crime.
  • A fun and friendly working environment.
  • The opportinity to demonstrate and develop your management and public engagement skills.
  • Networking with other organisations and highly desirable skills for your cv.

Time commitment: The event season is mostly during the summer and might require attendance at two events per month during that time.

Start date: asap.

End date: ongoing.

Location: One Team Leader will cover events in the west of the country and the other in the east. Our events are based around the Central Belt of Scotland and no long travel or overnight stays will be required.

Minimum age: 18 years.

If you are interested in the above role please contact us at info@scottishbadgers.org.uk for more details or to apply.

Volunteer Membership Co-Ordinator

We are looking for a reliable individual to assist our Membership Secretary in maintaining a membership database, checking payments and developing initiatives to recruit more members. This is a home based role that requires access to a computer and the internet and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar. The successful candidate will also need to be aware of the legislation surrounding the retention and care of private data. Full training and on-going support will be given. Although the role does not require large amounts of time at a stretch it does require someone to have frequent access to the internet for short periods. The time required would be approximately two hours a week.

What we are looking for

  • a reliable individual to assist our Membership Secretary in maintaining a membership database, checking payments and developing initiatives to recruit more members
  • This is a home based role that requires access to a computer and the internet and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar. The successful candidate will also need to be aware of the legislation surrounding the retention and care of private data.
  • An interest in the natural world and environmental education would be beneficial.

What you will gain by becoming Volunteer Membership Co-Ordinator

  • An understanding of charity management, charity law and data protection. 
  • A fun and friendly working environment.
  • Regular involvement in the higher management levles of a national charity.

Time commitment: 2 hours per week

Start date: asap.

End date: ongoing.

Location: Home based anywhere in Scotland.

Minimum age: 18 years.

If you are interested in the above role please contact us at info@scottishbadgers.org.uk for more details or to apply.

SETT MONITORING VOLUNTEER

Scottish Badgers are looking for volunteers to monitor badger setts in their local area. The time commitment is minimal and will include visiting a local badger sett (or a few if so desired!) and monitoring the area to avoid potential disturbance.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about badger behaviour and to potentially eliminate badger crime.

What we are looking for

  • Trustworthy volunteers with a passion for wildlife.
  • 3 monthly reports on their local sett/s.

What you will gain by becoming a Sett Monitoring Volunteer

  • Training on monitoring badger setts.
  • Wildlife crime awareness.
  • A greater appreciation of the natural world.
  • Satisfaction in knowing your work keeps badgers free from threat.

*PLEASE NOTE: For insurance purposes, Sett Monitoring Volunteers must be members of Scottish Badgers. Our membership fees are very modest, under £2 a month, and are essential to our organisations extremely valuable work of protecting Scotland's badgers. To join, please visit http://www.scottishbadgers.org.uk/join.asp

Time commitment:  2 hours four times per year (dependent on location)

Start date: asap       

End date: ongoing.

Location: Local area where possible.

Minimum age: 18 years.

If you are interested in the above role please contact our Training Co-ordinator at info@scottishbadgers.org.uk for an application form.

 

EVENTS VOLUNTEER

Scottish Badgers are looking for volunteers at events across the Central belt. Volunteering at events can be a great way to meet like-minded people and can be extremely fun!

What we are looking for

  • Fun, outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to engage with the public and promote the protection of Scotland’s badgers.
  • Flexibility and the ability to volunteer at at least five events per year, sometimes at short notice.
  • An interest in the natural world and environmental education.

What you will gain by becoming an Events Volunteer

  • An understanding and broader knowledge of badger behaviour and wildlife crime.
  • A fun and friendly working environment.
  • Networking with other organisations and highly desirable skills for your cv.

Time commitment: where required (7 hours max per event)

Start date: volunteers will be notified of upcoming events.

End date: ongoing.

Location: various across central belt.

Minimum age: 18 years.

If you are interested in the above role please contact us at info@scottishbadgers.org.uk for more details or to apply.

Fund Raising Volunteer

What we are looking for

  • The ability to use email to contact organisations (charities and companies, not individuals) and seek sponsorship for our work.

What you will gain by becoming an Fund Raising Volunteer

  • The ability to understand and present a charity's work to outsiders and explain the benfits of involvement with it.

Where: Home based

How much time: No set time.

Start date: asap       

End date: ongoing.

Location: In Scotland

Minimum age: 18 years.

If you would like more information, or to apply to become a Fund Raising Volunteer, contact us here

 

To enquire about current volunteer opportunities with Scottish Badgers, or to sign up to our e newsletter please contact info@scottishbadgers.org.uk

 

Planning Engagement Volunteer

Scottish Badgers are looking for individuals with access to the internet to monitor planning applications in various areas of Scotland and, where necessary, engage with planning officers to ensure that badgers are considered and protected during the planning process.

Engaging with the planning process at this early stage is a relatively simple and straightforward process but full training, guidance and support will be available.

This role is ideally suited to someone who can spend an hour or so each month using the internet and email.

What we are looking for

  • The ability to use the internet to check planning applications and where necessary make email representations in relatation to bagers.

What you will gain by becoming an Planning Engagement Volunteer

  • The ability to understand and engage with the Scottish planning system.

Where: Home based

How much time: 1-2 hours per month.

Start date: asap       

End date: ongoing.

Location: We are looking for monitors in all areas of Scotland. You do not necessarily have to live in the area that you monitor.

Minimum age: 18 years.

If you would like more information, or to apply to become a Planning Engagement Volunteer, contact us here

 

Other roles:

  • Survey within your local area for badgers
  • Man a stall with us at your local fair
  • Help out at our Annual Conference
  • One-off administrative tasks
  • Conduct small research projects in your local area
  • Fundraise for us

To enquire about current volunteer opportunities with Scottish Badgers, or to sign up to our e newsletter please contact info@scottishbadgers.org.uk

 

Contacts:

For issues related to badger problems, legislation, planning, mitigation, data searches and to log badger records:

Available Monday to Friday

Operations Co-ordinator

T: 07866 844232

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For matters relating to our Badgers in the Landscape - Community Building for Wildlife project:

Project Officer

T: 07565 813401

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For training and web presence:

T: 07792 142 446

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Sponsors:

Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.