Amphibian and Reptile Conservation are on a mission to showcase amazing native reptiles and the heathland habitat on which they depend. We are recruiting volunteers to support the Snakes in the Heather Education Officer to deliver events designed to create wildlife guardians. This will include helping to run our stall at community events, supporting guided walks and assisting us to deliver education activities, such as ‘Wild Wednesdays’ during the school holidays. We would also like volunteers to take photos of our events for us to later share on social media.

Snakes in the Heather is a partnership project to further knowledge about our rarest reptile, the smooth snake, for better coordination of conservation essential for its long-term survival. As part of this we are delivering a programme of community events and activities to celebrate and raise public awareness of our reptile and heathland heritage.

We are looking for those who have an interest in wildlife and are comfortable talking to members of the public. Events take place around Bournemouth, often on weekends. Events volunteers will receive ARC's full reptile ID training and transport can be provided from our offices in Boscombe or fuel reimbursed. We are asking for a commitment of at least 1 year and several events during said year. Details of events will be emailed to Education and Event Volunteers in advance and they will have the option of choosing which they can attend.

Contact Owain Masters if you are interested:

t: 01202 727 994
m: 07388 948 442
e: [email protected]