CBDC has a number of office based volunteers who support the staff team. Most of our volunteers commit between 3-7 hours a week. This might be every week throughout the year or for a few months at a time for those that are studying. CBDC staff provide training to enable our volunteers to carry out the roles. However, experience of using MS Word, Excel and other packages is essential along with a good eye for detail and accuracy.
GIS, DATA AND MAPPING ASSISTANT – Cumbria Phase 1 habitat survey was carried out in the 1980s and provides a baseline habitat information for the county. We are currently in the process of digitising the hand illustrated maps. Basic understanding of GIS is helpful.
RECORDING ASSISTANT – Help is required to digitise wildlife records from letters, emails, notebooks, historical documents and recording sheets. A basic understanding of wildlife is helpful, but not essential.
ADMIN ASSISTANT– Like all offices CBDC needs a helping hand with the office administration. For instance, the admin assistant will be involved in reception duties, filing, collating information for reports, and updating the website and social media information. Previous experience of working in an office and using MS Word and Excel is vital.
If CBDC roles are not right for you there may be something more suitable at Tullie House Museum.
CBDC staff and volunteers enjoying a wet day out of the office.