The Sea Watch Foundation is looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in Welsh whales, dolphins and porpoises to become part of the Welsh Sea Watchers project. The Welsh Sea Watches Project is a new initiative with that aims to develop a network of reliable volunteers throughout Wales to assist in data collection and further understanding and public awareness of the amazing cetacean species that can be seen off Welsh coasts. Volunteers will take part in a variety of tasks and gain experience in cetacean surveying and species identification, as well as public awareness work and social networking. ‘Sea Watchers’ will assist the Wales Development Officer and Sightings Officer in a number of tasks including but not limited to • Organising and conducting regular land based watches for cetaceans • Organising, attending and assisting during Sea Watch events • Representing Sea Watch during public talks and school visits The Welsh Sea Watchers project is an on-going project; volunteers may apply throughout the year. Due to the nature of the project, it is advisable that applicants are already resident in Wales, as accommodation cannot be provided. Desirable skills/qualifications • Background in education or marine biology • Driving license and use of own car Duration/minimum commitment Welsh Sea Watcher volunteers should ideally be active all year around with a minimum commitment of 4 hours per month. This is a flexible, part-time positions; volunteers are expected to organise their own time and work independently (with guidance from the Welsh Development Officer).
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