Field Research Volunteers: Small Mammal Surveying

We are recruiting part-time unpaid Field Volunteers to continue an existing project with the Hawk Conservancy Trust. The project is a study of the biodiversity at different sites. We are looking for volunteers with experience in small mammal trapping and small mammal identification skills. Experience with other surveying techniques such as bird point counts, invertebrate pitfall trapping and vegetation transects would be excellent! The fieldwork is flexible however you would need to provide a minimum of one trapping session per week commitment on an ongoing basis, and have a full driving licence with access to your own transport as you would need to travel to field sites independently for surveys. If you think you might be who we are looking for, please fill out the online application below. Please provide as much detail as possible about your previous surveying experience; a full CV is not necessary.

If you are successful, you will be asked for a contribution (£10.00) towards a Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB) check. Once this check has been carried out, we will be thrilled to welcome you into our team as one of our valued volunteers.

Start date: Spring 2018

Terms: Ongoing, Unpaid Voluntary, one trapping session per week minimum

Location: Hawk Conservancy Trust, Andover and field sites within 10km

The ideal volunteer would have:

To register your interest in volunteering with us, please fill in the below form and we will be in touch in due course.

For how many trapping sessions per week could you volunteer?

On which day(s) would you be available to volunteer?

Field Research Volunteers: Kestrel Observers

We are looking for volunteers to help in making observations of colour-ringed Kestrels across the study area (roughly a 40km radius from the Trust). Although greater detail will be provided to all volunteers, as a basic summary, the work involves each volunteer being provided with a map and asked to visit a specific location on two occasions during the winter to look for Kestrels. Volunteers would then be required to spend a minimum of 20 minutes at each location looking for Kestrels and recording any they see, any that have colour-rings and, if possible, reading the colour-ring code.

Start date: As soon as possible, apply now!

Terms: Ongoing, Unpaid Voluntary, at least two sessions between now and the end of March

Location: within 40km of the Hawk Conservancy Trust

The ideal volunteer would have:

To register your interest in volunteering with us and for further information, please email conservation@hawkconservancy.org.


We are always happy to hear from researchers with suggestions for projects. Please contact info@hawkconservancy.org if you have an idea for a project you wish to conduct at the Trust.

Did you know?
The Peregrine Falcon is one of the most widely distributed and successful raptors on the planet. They’re found in most habitats from extreme cold to extreme heat, from sea level to over 4000m. They’re also adapting to live in cities.
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