Excel-savvy data volunteer required

Excel-savvy data volunteer required
Where: TVERC, Signal Court, Old Station Way, Eynsham, Oxfordshire OX29 4TL

This office-based volunteer opportunity would suit someone who can conveniently travel to Eynsham.

About the opportunity

A volunteer is required to help TVERC prepare large datasets in Microsoft Excel for import to our species database. The data will need to be reorganised and checked using a range of Excel functions (e.g. search, sort, lookup, etc.).


Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC) collects, analyses and shares geodiversity and biodiversity information in Berkshire and Oxfordshire to help people make sound decisions about how to develop and manage land sustainably and where to direct wildlife conservation work. We are a busy team so we welcome keen volunteers to join us in the office.

TVERC provides information to local authorities, parish councils, local people, conservation bodies, land-owners, agencies, students and commercial organisations such as ecological consultants and utilities companies via data searches, data licensing and data exchanges.

About two-thirds of the records held by TVERC are provided by amateurs and volunteers. The remainder comes from professionals. Data arrives in a variety of formats including Excel spreadsheets, but information may be incorrect or misplaced. It is important to make the data as accurate and complete as possible before importing to our database.

Visit www.tverc.org for more information about what we do.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic person, with experience of working with Excel spreadsheets and using a range of functions to manipulate data. You will need to be well-organised, methodical and like working on a computer.

It is desirable that you have an interest in wildlife (in your personal or professional life) but this is not essential.

Practical considerations

Volunteers must be over 18.

You will be required to provide details of three referees, who must not be related to you.


One or more day(s) per week, Monday to Friday. We are looking for someone who can volunteer regularly for at least three months.

Other information

In return for regular volunteering, we offer reimbursement of travel expenses (up to £20/day). You will be welcomed into the wider team of staff and volunteers so you will have the opportunity to get to know lots of people working in the field.

Our office is a friendly place with basic kitchen facilities for you to have lunch. Free parking is available on-site.

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For further information please contact Caroline Coleman, TVERC Volunteer Coordinator, email caroline.coleman@oxfordshire.gov.uk, telephone 01865 815120.

Note there is no closing date for this vacancy, but the opportunity may become unavailable if we appoint a volunteer to carry out this activity.

Posted: October 10, 2016