The Wildlife Information Centre

Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
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Volunteering opportunities


Volunteers make a vital contribution to the work of TWIC by mobilising data for conservation use. If you have good Microsoft Excel skills, an eye for detail and are interested in gaining experience working in the conservation sector, we have plenty of data processing tasks we need help with.

How you can help

Data processing volunteers are needed to support the processing of biological records for the TWIC area. Volunteers will be responsible for processing datasets from a variety of sources, including computerising Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Local Wildlife Sites data for Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire areas.

Applicants must be competent in using Excel, have an eye for detail and be able to work well as part of a small team. An ecology-related degree and a good knowledge of the UK flora or other species group would be an advantage.

For more information on this role please download the Job description and person specification.

How much time will I need to give? We ask volunteers to commit a minimum of 1 day a week to volunteering. In return we can offer training where needed and can cover mileage expenses (@ 40p per mile).

Why Volunteer? Meet some of our volunteers – past and present – who have benefited from volunteering at TWIC. Read their stories here.

Interested? If you are interested in volunteering please send your CV to Natalie Harmsworth, Records Ecologist, along with a brief statement of why you want to volunteer and what you hope to gain from the experience or call 01875 825968 for more information. Note that volunteers are based at our offices at Vogrie Country Park, near Gorebridge (EH23 4NU). There is no public transport to Vogrie - the nearest bus stop is 2 miles from the park at Edgehead.


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.