Whether you are an early career academic or an enthusiastic amateur, volunteering on surveys is a great way to build up relevant research experience and skills. There’s little better than finishing a day tired and happy knowing you’ve contributed to the broader understanding of the world around us.
Volunteering with the South Downs National Park
South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service – opportunities are many and varied, from practical conservation to species surveys, becoming a volunteer ranger is a great way to get out in about in our landscape.
Visit the South Downs Volunteering Map for further opportunities.
Recording your sightings
If you don’t have the time to undertake full surveys you can still contribute to our increasing data sets of presence and absence of species by submitting your sightings via relevant apps or websites.
iRecord – Sussex
Living Record – Hampshire
BirdTrack – Park wide
Species surveys in the local area
Landscape Watch Hampshire – A pioneering crowd sourcing approach to assessing landscape change that you can undertake from the comfort of your home
Archaeology for all – Council for British Archaeology