Volunteers have always been, and will always be, important to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Without volunteers the Trust would never have come into existence. Volunteering for the Trust is rewarding and beneficial for both you and us.

Volunteers bring a wide variety of skills, expertise and experience, complemented by their enthusiasm for and commitment to wildlife. There are many volunteering opportunities available with the Wildlife Trust, ranging from diving surveys to administrative office-based work

Divers needed for Seasearch project

Seasearch is a national project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest in what they are seeing under water, who want to learn more and want to help protect the marine environment. Cornwall Wildlife Trust is responsible for coordinating all Seasearch activities in the county. Go to www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/seasearch to find out how you can help as a volunteer.

Surveyors needed for Seaquest Southwest project

Seaquest Southwest is a marine recording project run jointly by Cornwall and Devon Wildlife Trusts which collects sightings of all marine creatures from the public. Everyone who uses the coast and sea, for work or play, can help us recording marine life. Your sightings will help us to learn more about where these creatures live, feed and breed, and help us to protect them.

Aside from adhoc sightings which can be sent online via this link, volunteers can get involved and be trained to be part of Seaquest Sundays. We are constantly recruiting, training and supporting volunteers so that they are able to carry out the land based surveys and be part of this worth while project.

To find out more please see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/livingseas/seaquest_southwest about how to get involved, or attend one of our many Seaquest public events.

Voluntary Marine Conservation Areas (VMCA)

If you live near a VMCA (Looe, Fowey, Helford, St Agnes or Polzeath) you can become involved as a volunteer. Volunteers can help in these areas with education work involving schools, the events programmes, and environmental monitoring programmes

The Helford VMCA has an established group, called the Helford Marine Conservation Group.
For more information about the group and how to get involved, please see www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk/ or contact their coordinator Sue Scott on coordinator@helfordvmca.co.uk.