My Local Catch Volunteers

My Local Catch Volunteers

Location: Cumbria, West Coast

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We are looking for volunteers in the Whitehaven area with an interest in the marine environment and sustainable seafood to help champion the My local Catch project in west Cumbria. This is a great opportunity to participate in this exciting new project as part of a small project team.

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If you'd like to discuss these roles please contact My Local Catch Project Officer, Lucy Mather by email

Depending on your interests you could get involved in a variety of activities such as:

  • Assisting with live events, with options to assist with cooking demonstrations, rockpooling, arts & crafts, information stands, and many other interactive activities.
  • Helping to develop a sustainable seafood directory for Cumbria, pulling together all of the different restaurants and suppliers which use local sustainable seafood, and how people can buy their own.
  • Analyzing video data captured form the creel pots, to assess the state of the muddy seabed habitats.
  • Broadening the reach of marine engagement in West Cumbria by helping to organise future events, with scope to organise and run their own events such as beachcombing and rockpooling if they would like to.

You will need a friendly and open-minded attitude and an interest in protecting local wildlifeto sea food.  Volunteers with skills in any of the following areas would also be extremely helpful:

  • Cooking and seafood preparation, for demonstrations or recipe development.
  • Foraging, especially in coastal environments, for upcoming courses and guidance documents.
  • Knowledge of seabirds, especially in the area surrounding Whitehaven, for guided walks
  • Knowledge of marine life, for guided rockpooling sessions and other engagement activities
  • Experience working with young people and youth groups

However we are keen to engage a broad range of people in the project, so volunteers can be trained in all the skills and knowledge they need, and we would encourage anyone who is interested to get involved!

Whilst the project runs to the end of 2023 - we would welcome your participation for as long or as shorter time as you are able to commit to.  Events will primarily be in Whitehaven and the surrounding area.

If you are interested in getting involved complete the volunteer registration form below


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