The Wildlife Information Centre

Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

Frost on Hawthorn berries (Crataegus berries)
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Volunteering opportunities


Volunteers make a vital contribution to the work of TWIC. In the 2015/16 financial year, volunteers contributed 95 office days to TWIC - a tremendous boost to our data processing. 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 - processing data received in a variety of formats ready for entry into our species recording database, Recorder 6. This is the primary task undertaken by volunteers and ensures that this valuable information is available for data users, including decision-makers, the public and researchers. For more information on this role download the job description and person specification here.
  • Public Survey Assistant - support the Scottish Spider Search by organising the distribution of promotional material, processing data and publicising the survey online. For more information on this role download the job description and person specification here.
  • GIS Assistant - support TWIC's Phase 1 Habitat digitisation work by scanning site files, digitising habitats using ArcGIS and digitising species records. For more information on this role download the job description and person specification here

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 (@ 40p 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 TWIC, along with a brief statement of why you want to volunteer and what you hope to gain from the experience or call 01875 825968 for more information. Note that volunteers are based at our offices at Vogrie Country Park, near Gorebridge (EH23 4NU). There is no public transport to Vogrie - the nearest bus stop is 2 miles from the park at Edgehead.


TWIC is a company limited by guarantee - registered in Scotland No. SC234339. A recognised Scottish Charity SC034113. TWIC acknowledges financial support from Scottish Natural Heritage.