National Trust – Pollinator Survey Support


Supporting our Nature Engagement Officer this summer you could help conduct bee, butterfly and/or pollinating insect surveys and submit the monitoring forms provided. This would be a great for someone who likes being outdoors and is looking for a flexible volunteering role which makes a difference but does not take a lot of time to carry out. No experience is necessary, but a love of the outdoors and pollinators/wildlife is! After initial training and induction, this volunteer role can be carried out at your own times to suit you in a stunning location. Apply via National Trust website here.

Do you live relatively locally to the Causeway Coast? As a conservation charity aiming to reduce team carbon emissions we would love to hear from potential volunteers who do not need to travel too far to volunteer with us.

What’s involved?

Interested in butterflies?

  • Conducting a butterfly count, ideally once a week (weather dependent) which will last roughly one hour, along a set route from April 1st to September 30th. Data is sent to Butterfly Conservation.
  • You will be provided with materials to record and identify butterflies.
  • Being ready to answer questions from visitors; happy to help people understand what you’re doing.
  • Some butterfly knowledge would be beneficial but is not essential as ID will be given.

Interested in Bees?

  • Undertaking monthly transect walks lasting one hour from April 1st to September 30th.
  • Identifying, recording and photographing bumblebees following the guidance of National Trust staff and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
  • Inputting data digitally at the end of each session.
  • Volunteering alone or in a pair.
  • Undertaking self-study to learn to recognise key species.

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