Volunteer opportunities in Scotland (fwd)

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Date: Mon Dec 24 2001 - 09:34:01 EST

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    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH WDCS IN SCOTLAND

    WDCS, the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society needs to recruit 4 volunteers
    to be based at the Moray Firth Wildlife Centre (Scotland) from April to
    September 2002.
    There are two different posts available - boat-based and Wildlife-Centre
    based.

    In general, applicants will need to have experience working with the public,
    good general knowledge of wildlife (knowledge of British wildlife would be
    an advantage), public speaking skills and experience of report writing and
    computing.

    Accommodation is provided and each volunteer will receive £45 stirling per
    week for expenses. Volunteers will need to pay for their own transport to
    and from Scotland.

    BOAT BASED VOLUNTEERS
    Two volunteers are required to work on the local dolphin-watching boat,
    where they will carry out photo-identification of bottlenose dolphins as
    well as providing interpretation for the public. Good sea legs are a must!
    Duties include:
    - Photo identification
    - Environmental interpretation for the public
    - Public speaking
    - Helping with events at the Wildlife Centre
    - Helping with land-based monitoring of dolphins
    - Helping with WDCS’s ‘Out of the Blue’ holidays in Scotland

    WILDLIFE CENTRE VOLUNTEERS
    The Centre-based volunteers will ideally have experience working with
    children and organising events.
    Duties include:
    - Staffing the Wildlife Centre exhibition
    - Helping with land-based monitoring of dolphins
    - Public speaking - giving talks in schools and to the general public
    - Organising events at the Wildlife Centre, such as World Ocean Day
    - Helping with WDCS’s ‘Out of the Blue’ holidays in Scotland

    Application:
    Please send a CV and covering letter to Miss Ellie Dickson (WDCS Scottish
    Officer), please specify which post/s you re interested in.
    E-mail: ellie@wdcs.org
    Postal address:
    Moray Firth Wildlife Centre,
    Spey Bay,
    Morayshire,
    IV32 7PJ,
    UK.

    Closing date: 31st January 2002.

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