ERIC North East has a fantastic team of volunteers working to make environmental data more accessible to those who need it for nature conservation in the region.

What volunteer roles are available?

We need volunteers help us to carry out data digitisation, extraction and reformatting. This is a hugely important task that converts existing wildlife information into a more user-friendly format, allowing it to be used for conservation purposes.

Why volunteer with ERIC North East?

Data entry will help you develop your IT skills as well as providing an insight into the wildlife that can be found in the North East region. Volunteers will also have the opportunity use software such as Recorder and ArcGIS, which are used to house our species and habitat data.

The volunteer's role is flexible and we also try to ensure that we cater to each volunteer's individual interests. All aspects of the role are useful for anyone hoping to gain employment in the environmental field.

All volunteer recruitment is now done through the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums Volunteermakers website. All available positions will be posted there.

Photo credit: Sue Keeton

Contact the ERIC team on 0191 2085158 to find out more