East Devon District Council is looking for Wildlife Volunteers in Seaton, although this may be of interest to Axmouth or other Trinity Ward residents with a passion for the outdoors.
If you have a love of the countryside and wildlife, and would you like to help others enjoy the Axe Estuary’s spectacular environment, then the Seaton Visitor Centre Trust is looking recruit and train local volunteers.
Throughout 2011 the Seaton Visitor Centre Trust, in partnership with East Devon District Council and Natural England, will be running a programme of volunteer training and public events. Entitled ‘Wildlife 360 degrees around Seaton’ the project is funded by the National Lottery through its Big Lottery Fund.
Meg Knowles East Devon District Council’s Assistant Education Ranger says that
“Volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities such as guided walks led by local wildlife experts; wildlife surveys; creative tasks like photography, drawing and sketching; and practical conservation tasks, such as hedge laying. The project aims to build upon each participant’s knowledge and confidence, enabling them to assist in wildlife activities in the area. Volunteer training events will take place both during the week and at weekends, and it is very much emphasised that participants will be able to decide how much time they can offer on a flexible basis.
Volunteering your time in wildlife conservation tasks is not just hugely satisfying, it can also teach you new skills that are of interest to potential employers, boosting your career prospects. Volunteering can be a means of discovering a new hobby or interest and be a great opportunity for you to share your knowledge and skills with others. And involving yourself in your local community is a great way to meet people and make new friends”.
If you would like to get involved, you can join the Seaton 360 volunteer group by contacting , Meg Knowles, on 07734 568821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.