How can I Volunteer to Help?
www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk is a fast-growing website with a comprehensive online directory, newspaper, forums, gallery, events calendars, encyclopaedia and much, much more. The website is produced by volunteers from across the UK who provide a wide variety of essential services that help to constantly develop our web pages. We're currently working on many exciting projects and could always make use of an extra pair of hands. Here are just some the ways that you can get involved:
With literally tens of thousands of different species in the UK, the Wild About Britain encyclopaedia is an absolutely mammoth project that will keep us busy for many years to come. You can help to speed up the process by adding information to the encyclopaedia whenever you have a spare moment to hand. With easy-to-complete online forms, the whole process of adding information on a single species can take less than 10-15 minutes and will provide an invaluable resource for school teachers and their students.
Do It Yourself
If you're a keen DIY enthusiast then maybe you could create a simple guide to building a bird box, garden pond or even develop an entire conservation area. We receive many enquiries on all aspects of creating wildlife habitats and so your contribution would certainly be very well received.
If you're a keen artist then maybe you could help us to produce icons and logos, cartoons and animations, illustrations and designs for the web site. For the more ambitious programmers you could even get involved in producing a small online game or interactive puzzle based on British wildlife.
A little, often
By spending just a few minutes each day to add or edit the web pages on wildlife-related facts and figures, quotations, worksheets and resources for schools will be an enormous help in enabling us to deal with the backlog of work that is currently waiting to be undertaken.
There are literally hundreds of different projects that you could help us with, and you don't need to have any knowledge of web design or programming to become a valuable member of our development team.
We're always keen to hear your own suggestions as to how you could help Wild About Britain to please feel free to send us your ideas.