Volunteers

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. 

Volunteers can spend as much or as little time as they like transcribing paper based records into a simple computer system. This can be one hour a month or ten hours a week - whatever you can spare!

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. 

Photo credit: Sue Keeton

Contact the ERIC team on 0191 2088918 to find out more