What is the mentor role?
Norfolk County Wildlife Action is looking to involve approximately 60 community volunteers in the surveying of County Wildlife Sites (CWS) and churchyards, some of who will have limited experience in identifying flora and completing surveys. We are looking for mentors to help community wildlife surveyors develop plant identification skills and knowledge.
What will I actually be doing?
With 100 County Wildlife Sites and churchyards to be surveyed over two years we hope that there is a site close to you that you could adopt and support the community wildlife survey volunteers in developing their plant identification skills.
Is this right for me?
We are looking for experienced botanists who have a passion for Norfolk’s wildflowers and who would enjoy sharing their knowledge with a small group (2-4 people) of novice plant recorders.
Where will I be volunteering?
This is a two-year project, starting in 2016, which looks to survey 70 County Wildlife Sites and 30 churchyards in total. We would like you to pick one site – the map on this webpage shows the first 50 sites we will be surveying this year. If you enjoy it and want to take on more sites this would be most welcome.
How much time will I have to give?
If you could commit to a single morning or afternoon to support a small group of people it would be greatly appreciated, or ideally you would be able to support a group on a local site three or four times from April through to the end of August.
What support will I get?
Norfolk Wildlife Trust will be on hand to help match mentors with sites and is happy to assist with any communication with the community surveyors regarding onsite visits. The project will also be able to cover travel expenses.
What’s the next step?
Drop Gemma Walker (Project Officer) an email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and she will be in touch to discuss the mentor role. Or you can give her a call on 01603 625540.