Posted on 9 April 2019
Our Beyond the Classroom project is seeking volunteers that are interested in developing academic level research skills by supporting a social research project.
This opportunity is an ongoing commitment of a flexible nature.
Please see the role description below for more details or email Project Officer Jackie Wragg for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Role Title
Research Support Volunteer
Purpose of your role
To support research undertaken by the Peak District National Park Authority with the aims of deepening understanding of important elements such as visitor use of the National Park; impacts of engagement measures for visitors and people’s perceptions about a range of issues. This role would suit an individual within an academic setting seeking experience in the field of research.
Note: As individual research projects arise you will be notified and can opt in to support that project as a research volunteer.
Location of position
It is likely that much of the responsibilities for this role could be undertaken remotely without the need for travel to different locations. It might be necessary to meet with project leaders on occasion at a pre-arranged location convenient to the volunteer.
Specific project lead would be identified for each research activity.
Volunteer responsibilities & activities
Essential skills you would need for the role:
Desirable skills that will assist you in the role:
Times/days we would like you to be able to help us:
This is very flexible due to the nature of the role and would be specified in the activity description for the individual research project. Volunteers would ideally be able to commit to a long-standing involvement in the project (1+ years).
Start date will depend on individual research activities – assigned mentor will inform volunteers of this
Training and support
Reimbursement of expenses
Out of pocket travel expenses will be reimbursed for travel to and from your place of volunteering (this only applies when you are required to meet with the leader of the project/visit a site – most work will be undertaken at home/in a convenient location to you);
Please note that if you use your own vehicle whilst driving on the Authorities behalf, you will need to have business insurance and MOT evidence.
Benefits to volunteer