The AWT conduct many surveys on our local wildlife as part of national recording schemes and for the Alderney Records Centre Volunteering for our citizen science projects or for the ARC may include:
- entering data into the ARC database or checking records that have been submitted
- recording, using existing skills or developing new ones, to help collect information on Alderney's natural environment
- surveying - every year the AWT runs a number of formal surveys designed to map key species and habitats. These range form breeding bird surveys, to hedgehog studies and much more
- mapping the island- despite being only 5.6km² there is still much of the island which needs to be better recorded. This work could include initial mapping of remote areas, or the updating of historic maps into our GIS system.
If you would be interested in helping with any aspect of our survey and monitoring work please get in touch. We need volunteers for both marine or terrestrial species and all your data will go towards informing conservation practices on the island. Some of our most longterm consistent data sets are from citizen science projects so any time you can contribute is really valuable.
If you are interested in volunteering for our survey programme but don't yet have the ID skills we may be able to arrange some training with our volunteer placement staff.
Your general sightings are also hugely valuable. Please remember to either record the wildlife you see on the iRecord App or with us on the Alderney Records Centre.