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Help is required to digitise wildlife records from letters, emails, notebooks, historical documents and recording sheets.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, October 23rd, 2020 at 8:35am
What a wonderful close up of a species we often see in our own homes! If youโ€™re in Cumbria and have a few small friends in your home like this house spider consider sending them in as a record on our website! https://t.co/7zsluxMivu https://t.co/mY8IHqHka1
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Alan Coles @greenlandfalcon
I came across the House Spider with one leg missing, that I photographed several days ago, so took some more close ups. @beardwarbler @BritishSpiders https://t.co/mGm6scYbdT
Monday, October 19th, 2020 at 5:55am
Red Admiral butterflies are still enjoying the bounty of Ivy flowers this #autumn ๐Ÿ‚

Have you seen one? Let us know ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://t.co/vQQEaXbFVS #AutumnAdmirals https://t.co/aUvtqgSgfo
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