London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London
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The LNHS is run by active and engaged volunteers. Getting involved in the LNHS is a great way to make a difference, meet new people, learn new skills and learn about the wildlife and natural history of London. There are many ways to get involved: there are roles on different committees (see below), or you can contribute articles to the LNHS publications and website.

 

Current vacancies

Secretary, London Bird Club (LBC): If you are looking to get involved in a natural history NGO here in London and keen on birds and birding (though no expertise is required!), this could be the role for you. Time commitment is minimal (about an hour or two per calendar month) and duties include organising three committee meetings (currently on Zoom), collating and circulating report and meeting agendas, taking minutes at meetings and liaising with officers of the LBC Committee and updating the annual Section Report to The London Naturalist. There is scope to pick up other duties, such as contributing articles, but this is completely up to the post holder.

There are many benefits to volunteering for this position: you will gain experience in scientific recording, citizen science and public outreach activities of the LNHS and LBC; you will be working with people from a range of professional disciplines and expertise; and you will gain experience in office skills that are needed for career progression in many different disciplines, including for those working in the environment sector.

Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

 

Bookham Commons committee: Bookham Commons surveys are starting up again and to that end, we’d like to set up a working group to discuss survey projects. If you are interested in joining, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and do come along to the field meetings, dates of which are posted in the calendar.

 

Council members: We’d love a few more people to join the LNHS Council and get involved with the overall running of the Society. Find out what’s happening across the different sections, make suggestions for improving the Society, guide a range of projects to a successful conclusion and help ensure we continue to be a lively, active and well-run organisation. You can sit in on a Council meeting as a visitor if you’d like to see what’s involved. We are currently running meetings on Zoom and we meet three or four times a year. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.

 

Writing and other volunteer opportunities: There are many other ways you can volunteer at the LNHS. We are always looking for articles for the website (contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), The London Naturalist and the LNHS Newsletter, including virtual talks write ups; as well as species accounts writers and other volunteers for the London Bird Report. There are other volunteer opportunities listed in the Recording section, including helping out with digitisation of historical records.