Volunteering

We welcome volunteers and have a range of activities for interested parties to be involved with:

  • help update the species lists in the database;
  • input data from a variety of documentary sources to enable us to maintain and enhance the database of records;
  • work on our library, which could do with a re-organisation.

For students who are studying specialist biological subjects at University or have finished a degree, we would welcome them to:

  • carry out surveys, other than the NARRs survey and the Shore Thing survey (see separate pages):
    • habitat mapping in the intertidal zone;
    • mapping Zostera beds;
    • bumble bee surveys;
    • bat surveys – both roost and ‘transect-type’ surveys;
    • small mammal surveys;
    • grasshopper and bush cricket surveys;
    • assist with phase 2 habitat surveys.

As part of Environment Guernsey, in our role supporting the management of local areas of important nature conservation value, we also would value volunteers who would like to:

  • do fixed point photography to monitor various sites;
  • do mini surveys of species breeding or visiting sites;
  • monitor disturbance;
  • remove invasive non-natives;
  • carry out small scale maintenance of areas around rare plants or where rare insects are known.

Please contact us at the GBRC if you are interested.