Welcome to the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre



We welcome enquiries from people interested in volunteering with us.

Volunteer Biological Data Processor

One of the key tasks is to digitise paper records from notebooks, historical documents, record cards and recording sheets. This requires attention to detail and an interest in species recording, and is a great way to get familiar with the wildlife of Cumbria.

Download Volunteer Biological Data Processor job description [PDF]

Volunteer GIS Phase 1 Habitat Digitiser

CBDC volunteers are digitising the Cumbria Phase 1 Habitat Survey that was carried out in the 1980s to get baseline habitat information for the county. A basic knowledge of GIS would be an advantageous but training will be given.

Download Volunteer GIS Phase 1 Habitat Digitaliser job description [PDF]

Other volunteer opportunities

We also warmly welcome volunteers who would like to apply their database, marketing or coding skills to help with CBDC's wider work. Please contact us for a chat.