Shoresearch Volunteer

Our Shoresearch Volunteers assist our Marine team in identifying and recording intertidal plants and animals (found between high and low tide) along Kent’s coastline. This information is used to help identify areas that need protection and also helps to monitor protected areas.

Position details


Saturday, Sunday, Weekends



The Role

We’re looking for volunteers aged over 16 who are willing to make a regular commitment to volunteering and participating in Shoresearches along Kent’s coastline. You’ll be using a variety of equipment to assist in the surveys for which full training will be provided. 

For more information please contact

or call 01622 662012

About you

You’ll need to have good attention to detail and be able to participate in activities along the shoreline which is often rocky, uneven and at times slippery. You must have an interest in marine life (being an expert is not essential!), and willing to learn about survey techniques. You’ll need to be comfortable with sharing your knowledge as our Shoresearches do attract attendees who are new to the subject and willing to learn.  Many of the sites we visit are distant from public transport, so you will need access to your own means of transport.