Current opportunities

On this page you will find a list of specific volunteering opportunities. For details of generic opportunities and ways that you can volunteer for BBCT at times defined by you, please refer to the left hand menu for a list of our Volunteer Role Profiles.

  • Design our new BeeWalk logo

BBCT runs a survey scheme called 'BeeWalk', where our volunteers count the numbers of bees they see every month and send the records to us. To help promote the scheme, we'd like it to have its own logo and we want you help to design it.

The logo should:

Be in colour, and feature a representation of a bumblebee (unfortunately photos of real bees can't be used as they won't reproduce well) and have the word 'BeeWalk' (please note the capitalisation of the B and W);
Conform roughly to dimensions as shown below. The 'picture' part of the logo should be square, and the 'word' part rectangular. If this was printed, it would be approximately 8cm long and 3cm high.

For inspiration, see our logo, or that used for the Moths Count survey.

The deadline for submissions is 30th November, and they should be sent to Please email us if you'd like any more information. The person who creates the chosen design will be given a selection of bumblebee-themed prizes for their hard work.

  • Manage a badge box

Our bumblebee pin badges are very popular with members of the public and you could help us to sell more of them by managing one or more of our badge boxes. We currently have boxes placed at the cash desks in garden centres, nature reserves, and even a chip shop so that members of the public can buy a badge (for £1.50) and support bumblebee conservation in the process.

If you can think of somewhere in your local area to position one of our boxes then please let us know. All you need to do is gain the permission of the shop owner, for example, take the box and the badges (which we will send you) along and then revisit the box once a month to collect any money raised and restock the box with more badges. This is a great way to volunteer if you have a limited amount of time but still want to do something worthwhile.

"We are facing a fundamental problem with the decline of bees and other pollinators. They have an absolutely crucial role in pollinating many of our important crops - without them we will face higher food costs and potential shortages."

Professor Douglas Kell
BBSRC Chief Executive

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