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Help is required to digitise wildlife records from letters, emails, notebooks, historical documents and recording sheets.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

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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.

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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.

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 6:59pm
Wood anemones and early dog violets out by the river Wear in Durham now - getting outside and looking for signs of spring at this surreal time seems like the best #NaturalHealthService @BSBIbotany https://t.co/l2KoNthcz8 CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:56pm
Following the closure of Tullie House tomorrow CBDC will continue to operate by staff working from home and via email. All face to face meetings and training courses have been cancelled up to end of April. Keep safe and well.
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:52pm
3. This decision was not taken lightly & was done in conjunction with partners & stakeholders. With the health of our community uppermost in our minds we feel closing is the safest option. We look forward to reopening with our programme of exhibitions & events as soon as possible
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:52pm
2. On Wednesday 18th March all galleries will be closed. From Thursday 19th March the entire building and grounds will be closed to the public. Decisions about eventual reopening will be made in accordance with the latest government guidance.