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British Dragonfly Society

Volunteer Roles

JOB: Dragonfly Recorder

BE4: N / A

LOC: Homebased

PAY: Training

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) needs your help in protecting Britain’s Dragonflies. Join the DragonflyWatch and record Dragonflies at your local wetland sites. Your records will help the BDS monitor the health of Dragonfly populations across the county, identifying important sites, and influencing conservation action. Beginners are always welcome and advice, and support, is available to those who need it. BDS recorders are also encouraged to pursue other volunteering activities for Dragonflies, depending on their personal interests, including fundraising, engagement, research, and practical habitat management. ASK: Visit https://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/get-involved

JOB: Local Outreach Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Homebased and local area – England and Wales only

PAY: Training & some expenses

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

Do you love Dragonflies? Would you love to share your passion for these iconic insects with others? As a Local Outreach Volunteer you will be an ambassador for our charity and for dragonflies and their conservation. Duties may include giving talks to local groups in your area about our work and the wonderful world of Dragonflies, representing us at local events, taking leaflets to local venues, running Dragonfly identification courses, or leading guided walks at local nature reserves/parks to see Dragonflies. We can provide templates and content for talks, materials for event displays and all the support you will need to make the role your own. The role is very flexible and it is totally up to you which type of events you cover and how much time you can give. ASK: Please get in touch with Conservation Outreach Officer Fiona to find out more and to apply for the role: fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Dragonfly Centre Volunteer

BE4: N / A

IV: 27/09/2019

LOC: Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Ely

PAY: Training

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

We need enthusiastic people who love talking to others to help us keep our lovely Dragonfly Centre at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, open every weekend from May to September. Flexible hours, half day or full day. You don’t need to be a dragonfly expert, just have an enthusiasm for them and willingness to learn about them and share your knowledge with others. We provide full support and training and you won’t be left to run the centre on your own until you are ready. Training: free space on our local training courses, shadowing experienced volunteers and access to guide books and reference materials. Our centre really is a lovely place to spend a few hours on a summers day. We have a pond and pond dipping equipment so you can have fun dipping all day and chatting to visitors about what you find, or just enjoy sitting in our garden and welcoming people to come in and have a look around. ASK: If you live nearby and can spare a few hours this summer to help us inspire more people to love dragonflies please get in touch with Fiona: fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

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