Volunteers

As with all Wildlife Trusts the Alderney Wildlife Trust (AWT) is dependent on its Volunteers. There are currently over 40 volunteers fulfilling everything from full time to occasional roles, but every one of them brings a unique benefit to the organisation.

The volunteers below are just small selection of those who support the work of the AWT:

David Wedd

After a career in teaching in the UK, David moved to Alderney in 2005.  An all-round naturalist, in particular he has updated the island's insect records. 

He edited Alderney Wildlife for 6 years and wrote the weekly newsletter for the website for 5.  In late 2010 he inaugurated Alderney Watch (the junior part of the Trust) and in 2013 helped link this Group to Sark Watch.

Di & Grant Le Marchant 

Di and I moved up to Alderney in 2012 from Guernsey. We have both always had an interest in wildlife and the Alderney Wildlife Trust was the obvious place to learn more and also give some time to. This we mainly do for a couple of hours on a Wednesday and Saturday.

Throughout 2013 we were able to take part in all sorts of activities; from dry stone walling to tree planting, diverting streams to path clearance/widening, trips to Burhou, herding cows and even collecting money on a flag day. It’s been a great way to find hidden natural gems and the other knowledgeable participants have been a great source of information for anything to do with local wildlife. It’s also a great way to stay fit. They are a great crowd at the AWT with lots going on. We also got involved in the Spring doing a bird survey for the BTO ( British Trust for Ornithology).  This was very interesting and something we aim to continue next year as one of our ‘patches’ is located at the newly planted woodland and it will be intriguing to see how the birdlife changes as the woodland matures.