This is your chance to get involved in targeted surveys, ongoing monitoring work, educational activities and practical wildlife conservation work in the North Pennines AONB. The page is updated as new opportunities arise.
Please help us to secure our funding by completing and returning a volunteer timesheet for any time you spend doing voluntary work, including wildlife survey, in the North Pennines. Thank you.
Here are some of the activities you can help us with:
Allen Valleys Volunteers
Many opportunities to volunteer will arise over the next four years (2015-2018) in the Allen Valleys as the Landscape Partnership Scheme gets underway. Please see our dedicated page for training and volunteering opportunities.
EM3 Bats Project
The WildWatch EM3 Bat Project aims to conduct bat surveys across the North Pennines AONB and needs volunteers to help. By utilising advances in technology in recording and analysing bat calls anyone can take part, no prior experience of bat surveying required. We have set up three lending centres across the North Pennines AONB where you can borrow a data logging bat detector. The memory card from your detector will be posted off for analysis and within a couple of weeks you’ll receive a map showing where you recorded bats and what species. For more information and your nearest lending centre, click here EM3 Bat Project.
Bowlees Visitor Centre Volunteers
We’re looking for people who can not only provide a warm welcome for our visitors but can also help us staff our gift shop and information point or help with with educational visits and family events. You don’t have to have any experience; enthusiam and a willingness to learn are enough. For full details of the roles and who to contact please download the