Volunteers are key to our programs and conservation initiatives.
Volunteering with the SCBats team is a great opportunity to make a positive impact on bat conservation and environmental stewardship. Join our team and develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.
Outreach & Bat Monitoring
Please contact us if you have bats in your buildings, would like to volunteer your time to build or monitor bat-houses, or are interested in booking an educational program.
Learn more about our programs here.
Social Media Coordinator
The Social Media Coordinator will use social media outlets to increase our online presence and share our programs with the public and stakeholders. This position provides valuable experience in communications, marketing, environmental science, and non-profit management.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain SCBats’ social media accounts
- Post regular updates to SCBats’ social media outlets including, but not limited to, blog posts, photos, video, news articles, press releases and other news and updates
- Monitor activity and user interactions for all social media outlets
- Adapt SCBats messaging for different outlet-specific audiences
- Experience using key social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram)
- Strong writing and editing skills, with strong attention to detail
- Ability to work well independently within the SCBats vision
This position requires a minimum 6-month commitment with an average of 1 hours per week, which can be completed at home.
Workshop & Outreach Assistants
Workshop & Outreach Assistants support and enhance the delivery of various programmes and activities including our bat house workshops, night walks, and outreach activities. We provide training.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain a clean and safe working environment
- Assist participants in making their bat houses
- Assist with the set-up and clean-up
- Assist with training on workshop procedures and techniques
- Friendly and enthusiastic
- Patient when answering questions and disseminating information to the general public
- Comfortable interacting with participants of all ages (particularly children), as well as from all cultures and abilities
- Excellent communication skills
- Able to stand for extended periods of time
Field Assistants (2018 season)
We are looking for volunteers who are willing to work at night during bat surveys. This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring researcher with some quantitative skills who is interested in conservation biology, bats, and human-wildlife balance.
- Work under the supervision of bat researcher
- Conduct field work at night and in the day including bat harp trapping and mist netting, bat acoustic surveys, tagging and radio tracking bats, and any other field work as required
- Enter data in a specifically designed database
- Undertake training as appropriate
- Be flexible with the field schedule