Volunteering

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.

Download Job Description:
Gis, Data and Mapping Assistant (.PDF)

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Help is required to digitise wildlife records from letters, emails, notebooks, historical documents and recording sheets.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.

Download Job Description:
Recording Assistant (.PDF)

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.

Download Job Description:
Admin Assistant (.PDF)

Applying

Download our Application Form (.docx) or contact Deb Muscat for further information.

If CBDC roles are not right for you there may be something more suitable at Tullie House Museum.

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CBDC staff and volunteers enjoying a wet day out of the office.

Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 7:51am
I am very happy to let you know that my book
'The Fresh and the Salt. The Story of the Solway'
will be published by the wonderful @BirlinnBooks in early September.
And thank you, @MarkCocker2 & @david_gange, for your very kind words.
https://t.co/HkDiIAqWUf https://t.co/ody8cnlQdz
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Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 6:58am
‘We’re Good to Go’ and we've taken all necessary steps to keep visitors and staff safe. We're excited to announce a phased reopening from Wed 8 July. https://t.co/KOdHh3ctEW
@ace_national @EmperorHadrian @DiscoverCarlisl @LakeDistrictPR #GoodToGo #VisitBritain #VisitEngland https://t.co/F0jR7FNkwR
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Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at 6:07am
Young mudshrimps Corophium are growing & moulting right now; a friend once described the piles of cast exoskeletons as 'like snow-drifts' along the shore. Not quite such dramatic nos. here but I was thrilled to find them - the long antennae are clearly seen https://t.co/Fmtf33Duf9 CumbriaBDC photo
Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 5:41am
Two Fabulous Pollinators for Cumbria Recording the Buzz Project. Chrysolina oricalcia (l) & Chrysolina polita (r). Both GB red listed. @CumbriaBDC @TullieHouse @cumbriawildlife @_NFBR @insectweek https://t.co/odpGfan8eW CumbriaBDC photo