The Wildlife Information Centre

Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

Beccabunga (Veronica beccabunga)
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Volunteering opportunities


TWIC office at Vineyard Business Centre, Pathhead

Volunteers make a vital contribution to the work of TWIC by mobilising data for conservation use. If you have good Microsoft Excel skills, an eye for detail and are interested in gaining experience working in the conservation sector, we have plenty of data processing tasks we need help with.

How you can help

Data processing volunteers are needed to support the processing of biological records for the TWIC area. Volunteers will be responsible for processing datasets from a variety of sources, including online sources of data such as iRecord.

Applicants must be competent in using Excel, have an eye for detail and be able to work well as part of a small team. An ecology-related degree and a good knowledge of the UK flora or other species group would be an advantage.

For more information on this role please download the Job description and person specification.

How much time will I need to give? We ask volunteers to commit a minimum of 1 day a week to volunteering. In return we can offer training where needed and can cover mileage expenses (@ 45p per mile).

Why Volunteer? Meet some of our volunteers – past and present – who have benefited from volunteering at TWIC. Read their stories here.

Interested? If you are interested in volunteering please send your CV to Natalie Harmsworth, Centre Manager. Note that volunteers are based at our offices at Unit 3, Vineyard Business Centre, Pathhead, Midlothian, EH37 5XP. The nearest bus stop is 0.5 mile from the centre on the A68, Tynehead Road End opp (Borders bus number 51).


TWIC is a company limited by guarantee - registered in Scotland No. SC234339. A recognised Scottish Charity SC034113. This project is supported by NatureScot.