TVERC Social media and website volunteer

Where: TVERC, Speedwell House, Speedwell Street, Oxford, OX1 1NE

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

About the opportunity

A volunteer is required to help TVERC make better use of its website and social media. The aims are to communicate more effectively with existing stakeholders and to widen TVERC’s reach.

You could get involved in:

1.    Setting up new social media accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn and others as appropriate.
2.    Reviewing/amending TVERC’s Twitter profile if needed.
3.    Writing and posting articles or other content for our website and social media.
4.    Working with TVERC and OCC staff to reorganise and condense the website content.


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 data held by TVERC is provided by amateurs and volunteers.

We use our website, newsletters, reports, events and social media to encourage people to learn about wildlife so they can submit records. We also use these as communication tools in telling partners and potential clients about our data holdings and services.

Visit for more information about what we do.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for an enthusiastic person, with an interest in wildlife, who understands the constraints and opportunities associated with having an online presence. You should be well-organised/methodical and able to work as part of a team. The opportunity will require you to be comfortable working on a computer.

It is desirable that you have an interest in online media (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 to two 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.

To apply click here

For further information contact Caroline Coleman, TVERC Volunteer Coordinator, email, 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 11, 2016