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.
- Admin and project support volunteer needed for Eastleigh, (Southampton) office.
We have an excellent opportunity for someone to gain office experience and insight into how the Bumblebee Conservation Trust operates as well as undertaking project support for a media project and preparing a simple guide for farmers on land management techniques. Tasks will be varied and will provide you with learning opportunities.
We would prefer someone with good IT skills who is organised reliable, with an interest in Bumblebees and Conservation and learning how the Trust operates.
It would be useful if you had your own laptop on which to work. We are flexible on days and hours worked during the week, some work can be done remotely from your home.
Please contact Gill on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteer training days
Sign up now! We will be holding six training days across the UK between April and July to introduce people to the various volunteering opportunities that exist with the Trust. Each day has a maximum capacity of 30 people so early registration is recommended.
If you want to do something to help bumblebees but don’t know where to start then this is the event for you. Or perhaps you have volunteered with us in the past but want to explore new opportunities, well we would love for you to come along too.
Each event will kick off at 10am with tea, coffee and introductions. During the day our team will share our vision for volunteering and how you can become a part of this. Our aim is that you will leave the event feeling motivated and equipped to help save the sound of summer in your corner of the country. Lunch will be provided and we will finish by 3pm at the latest.
If you would like to join us at one of the workshops, please email email@example.com and include the date and location of your preferred event in the subject line of the email,
e.g. “Volunteer training day registration – Newport – 22 July”.
Training dates and locations:
20 April - Walthamstow, North East London
4 May -RSPB Fairburn Ings, West Yorkshire
18 May - Ulster Museum, Belfast
19 May - XCentre, Exeter
16 June - Cliff Railway House, Aberystwyth
6 July - Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre, Inverness
- Volunteering opportunities at national events
As you will see from our events calendar, our team will be out and about this season at a number of national events.
We are looking for volunteers to join us at a number of these. Your role would be to share your enthusiasm and knowledge about bumblebees with the visitors to our stalls. If you are interested in helping at any of the events below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The events that we are recruiting volunteers to help at are:
20-21 April - RHS Cardiff
29 May - 1 June - Royal Bath and West Show, Somerset
31 May - 2 June - Gardening Scotland, Royal Highland Showground, Edinburgh
12-16 June - BBC Gardeners World Live, NEC Birmingham
9-14 July - RHS Hampton Court Palace Showground
13-15 August - Pembrokeshire County Show, Haverfordwest
“Few people realise just how important bumblebees are. They are charming little things and a pleasure to see, but they also do an essential job which many people take for granted. If bumblebees continue to decline then we face ecological turmoil. Join BBCT today and support their important work.”
Naturalist, Television presenter
and BBCT President