The Wildlife Information Centre

Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

Gorse Shield Bug (Piezodorus lituratus)
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Current volunteers


Lesley Kennedy - Volunteer Data Processor


Ten years ago I left full time employment as a management consultant to focus on raising a family. Now the children are at school and I have more free time, I decided to look for a volunteering opportunity that would allow me to update my I.T. skills and prove to myself that I could still organise my time and function within an office environment. I have always been very interested in wildlife and also enjoy a good excel spreadsheet, so volunteering at TWIC has been ideal.


Previous volunteers


Paul Barclay - Volunteer Data Processor

Having suffered from mental health problems for many years I began volunteering in the Conservation sector, partly as therapy and partly as a way of building my experience.

TWIC were one of the organisations kind enough to take me on and I spent one day a week in their office helping to process paper wildlife records into a more modern format.

This was incredibly rewarding in every way, I was able to learn a huge amount about nature and biological recording and after a few sessions began to feel really in touch with the recorders who had spent so much of their time and energy documenting the world around them.

In addition I gained some fantastic experience of working in an office environment with a great team of people and built some life and work skills which made a real difference when applying for, and gaining, employment in the sector.


TWIC is a company limited by guarantee - registered in Scotland No. SC234339. A recognised Scottish Charity SC034113. TWIC acknowledges financial support from Scottish Natural Heritage.