Dolphinwatch People Engagement Volunteers – RSPB Scotland

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to inspire people about the amazing bottlenose dolphins seen in and around Aberdeen Harbour. The Dolphinwatch project aims to bring people closer to the wildlife on their doorstep, providing an enjoyable experience for all visitors and growing support for nature. We want to build a team to help meet and greet visitors, show them how to use the telescopes and binoculars, interpret what they are seeing and enthuse them about nature and RSPB Scotland’s conservation work. We want people who understand the importance of giving our visitors a great experience and are able to convey the importance of nature conservation to a wide audience.

This is an opportunity to develop your people engagement and communication skills in a wildlife interpretation setting and to inspire people about the amazing wildlife found in Aberdeen, while raising the profile of RSPB Scotland as an all nature charity. Working in a friendly, dynamic team, you will gain invaluable skills, work experience and an insight into the work of the RSPB  an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe. You will also receive training from RSPB Scotland about local wildlife, conservation and how we communicate with the public. A day’s training by Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) will teach you how to identify common cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) found along the Scottish coast and how to collect data by carrying out their regular ‘Shorewatch’ cetacean surveys during Dolphinwatch. There may also be additional volunteering opportunities available later in the season to assist with schools outreach and community engagement across the city as well if people wish.

For more information please contact Adam Ross, East Scotland Regional Office at Email: Adam.Ross@rspb.org.uk / tel.: 01224 624824.