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Club Vacancies & Requests for Help

As mentioned at various times in the DBC Newsletter we need people to help with various tasks within the Club. We are potentially missing out on some good opportunities to promote the Club, to raise funds and to do more for birds and birdwatching in Dorset.


The following are posts that we need to fill or areas where people can help on an ad hoc basis:


Committee Vacancies


Non-Committee Vacancies 


Daily Blog Updater 

Join a rota of regulars to help update the Club’s daily sightings page.


Advertising Manager 

The Club have a small number of advertisers who buy space in the Newsletter and/or Annual Report. Someone is required to liaise with these advertisers and to help source new advertisers.


Database Manager (Archives)…..

The project, working closely with The Dorset Environmental Records Centre, has been running for a number of years now. To date nearly 80,000 old records, dating back to 1957, have been input for 105 species. The current push to advance this work has petered out and so a decision has been taken to regroup. It is hoped that we can re-launch the project in the future but someone is required to manage the project.


…..and Data Inputting (Archives) 

Individuals are required to input the record cards. Access to a computer is essential.


Envelope Packers

Are you free for an occasional ‘coffee morning’ to help stuff envelopes with newsletters, annual reports and occasional other mailings?  A decision was taken a while ago to stop hand delivering envelopes and to pay for the printers to send out the mailings (partly because the task again fell on to a few committee members). If there is sufficient interest in helping, we may resurrect the packing side of the task.


Event Helpers

We are looking at getting the Club out ‘on the road’. There are potentially a number of suitable events in the County through the year where we would like to try to have a presence. Could you be one of a pool of helpers?


If you have an initial interest in any of these, and would like to find out more, please contact the Chairman, Marcus Lawson, in the first instance: admin@dorsetbirds.org.uk 



Article Writers

Do you have an article in you?

It is sometimes a struggle to get enough items to go into our Newsletter. It would be good to have a stock of articles written in advance and waiting to go into it.


Contact Marcus Lawson: admin@dorsetbirds.org.uk


The same goes for the Annual Bird Report - we get virtually no papers submitted to include in the report. Surely there are studies and observations of Dorset birds being carried out each year that could be written up as a paper for the report!


Contact  Marcus Lawson admin@dorsetbirds.org.uk







Dorset Bird Club - Internal

Specific requests for help by the Club are found on this page but please feel free to contact us if you would like to help in some other way ....there is plenty to do!


We receive requests for help from other organisations and individuals and are happy to pass these on. If you are interested in further details of any of these, please contact the relevant person.


.....at a glance


Dorset Bird Club - Internal


Committee vacancies:




Other tasks:

Daily Blog Updaters

Advertising Manager

Database Manager (Archives)

.....data inputting (Archives)

Envelope packers

Event helpers

Article writers


External Requests


Dorset Seabird Forum


Winter 2014/2015:

Hen Harrier & Merlin surveys