Can you help make the Bat Project a success by volunteering locally? Find out about the opportunities near you by visiting the Local Organisations page.

Volunteers can also sign up for a nationally recognised accreditation covering a variety of subjects.  Read more about the AQA accreditation scheme here.

The success of this project relies on people across Devon getting involved. You can make a real difference by volunteering to help with a variety of activities such as;

  • helping to make your local community a bat-friendly place to live
  • taking part in bat surveys
  • analysing bat data
  • giving talks/leading walks
  • helping at events
  • coming on practical conservation days to learn new skills.

Please note that we do not offer work placements.

Scroll down to see examples of the activities volunteers have been involved with……

Bat walks

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People learn to love about the secretive life of bats. You could learn to lead a bat walk, either in the evening using bat detectors, or in the daytime to show people great countryside for bats

Practical conservation

Hedgelaying – events like this one at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, allow people to learn new skills whilst improving habitats for bats. A well-managed hedge is home to so many insects; and therefore a good spot for bats to fly along and find their prey.

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Events are a great opportunity to tell people all about the project, with displays and craft activities.



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