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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Wildlife Spotters

Our planet is changing. The climate and biodiversity are in crisis. We can turn the tide, but to do so, we need to keep an eye on wildlife and the natural habitats that support it. We’re looking for volunteers to join a citizen science project recording wild mammals in the green spaces of our towns and cities. Whether a squirrel or fox, wood mouse or bat, every sighting is important and goes to building a bigger picture of how wildlife is faring. The online survey provides information on how to recognise the different species on our doorstep, and is part of an active conservation effort. For more information, visit

Experience required


Travel details

The survey can be done at any time of day, from early morning to late evening, and for as long as is convenient. Participants should choose a convenient, local site to survey, such as a garden, park, allotment or other green space. Travel expenses are not paid.

Travel expenses

Survey sites should be local—a garden, park, allotment or other green space—and travel expenses are not paid.

Frequency & commitment
1 hours per Week. Minimum Commitment: 8 Week