Volunteers sought for wildlife trust

Volunteers with a passion for wildlife and the outdoors are being sought.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 23rd August 2019, 10:06 pm
Margaret Dove. Picture by Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is calling for members of the public with a little spare time on their hands to volunteer with its 2020 project in Northumberland.

The 2020 project, launched in April, is dedicated to creating greater public awareness of the serious state of nature and fostering a grassroots movement to act for wildlife, via community initiatives.

The Trust is looking to recruit a marketing assistant to assist with a variety of marketing and fundraising initiatives, a photography and digital library assistant to take photographs and videos on the Trust’s reserves and re-organise the digital library, and a social media assistant to write and post new content on social media networks.

The first volunteer to sign up for the 2020 Project is Margaret Dove. Business consultant Margaret volunteers one day a week, in between work assignments, as a 2020 Marketing Volunteer.

She said: “I originally applied to volunteer because I liked what the Trust did and I wanted to make a contribution.

“Being a 2020 volunteer means I can make a contribution and thought my time and expertise was a good way to do that.”

To find out more about the roles visit www.nwt.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer