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10 de mayo de 2018

Voluntariado con delfines en UK

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A UK initiative of the World Cetacean Alliance, the Brighton Dolphin Project and associated Visitor Centre will be launched on 26th May 2018. We require Brighton Dolphin Project Volunteer Assistants to help with the running of the Visitor Centre, assist with a citizen science dolphin research project, and carry out boat-based marine wildlife guiding duties over the summer.

Volunteer Assistants are requested for a minimum of 8 weeks. Volunteer Assistants will report directly to the Discovery and Outreach Coordinator, work closely with WCA HQ staff, and assist a wider team of volunteers to deliver the project.

The goals of the Brighton Dolphin Project are to:

1) Further our understanding of cetaceans off the coast of Brighton/Sussex through dedicated research and the collection of anecdotal sightings;

2) Improve awareness of the importance of local marine ecosystems and species through educational experiences and outreach. This will be focused at the new Visitor Centre, and include dolphin watching simulations, beach activities, rock pool watches, and boat trips.


Community Engagement and Communication

· Build relationships, engage community, and represent the Brighton Dolphin Project;

· Run educational activities such as guided walks, rock pooling, and guided boat trips;

· Represent the Brighton Dolphin Project to local businesses, volunteers, and the public;

· Run and lead events from the Brighton Dolphin Project Discovery Centre such as film nights, talks and open evenings;

· Be responsible for the general running of the Visitor Centre over weekends;

· Assist with the running and coordination of training courses from the Brighton Dolphin Project Discovery Centre;

· Assist with Brighton Dolphin Project school outreach visits;

· Assist in supervising a dedicated team of volunteers and training new volunteers.


· Encourage and support collaborations with local stakeholders, including fishers and recreational boat users to gather effort and sightings-related data, photographs, and video footage of cetaceans and other megafauna off the Sussex coast;

· Assist in developing a Photo ID catalogue for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

Funding Development

· Assist with funding applications to assist with further progression of the project.


· Create promotional material for the Visitor Centre;

· Assist with further renovation of the Visitor Centre;

· Run arts and crafts activities for children from the Visitor Centre.

Knowledge required

· Experience and knowledge of cetaceans and marine conservation issues;

· Very strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team;

· Highly organized and detail-oriented;

· Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, high energy environment with shifting priorities;

· Ability to excite and engage prospective supporters of the organisation through public speaking, meetings, and personal outreach;

· Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to supervise and motivate volunteers;

· A proven track record of communicating with different audiences and age groups.

Qualifications required

· Degree or studying towards a degree in environmental / biological / educational subject;

Dates and times

1st start date: 21st May – 15th July

2nd start date: 4th June – 29th July

3rd start date: 9th July – 2nd September

4th start date: 23rd July – 16th September

5th start date: 30th July– 23rd September

40 hours per week. Weekend work will be required.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Alex Hughes at:

alex.hughes@worldcetaceanalliance.org with the subject line: ‘Name’ Brighton Dolphin Project Volunteer Application; by 10am BST on Friday 11th May.

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