Volunteer with us and join our team!

We are very luck to have an amazing team of volunteers you make the Rock Pool Project happen, from our board of directors to event support.

To apply for any of these positions, please email us your CV and a short note (max 200 words) explaining your suitability for the role.


Roles available

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Directorship roles:

Community Engagement Director

Role description

A key focus for of the Rock Pool Project is to work with people who do not normally interact with their local marine wildlife and to empower them to become keen local experts. The Community Engagement Director will focus on engaging with people from socially disadvantaged communities and therefore this work requires external funding, either through grants or donations.

Skills/Experience required

Someone who is passionate about making a difference for local communities. If that sounds like you, then please get in touch.

We are ideally looking for someone who has previous experience working at a strategic level within a charity or social enterprise. Previous involvement with grant funding applications would be particularly useful to our organisation.

Time commitment

2 years (flexible). Attend board meetings quarterly. Arrange community engagement meetings in-between board meetings.

Ecotourism & Marketing Director

Role description

Our Ecotourism activities educate visitors and local people about our precious marine wildlife, provide employment opportunities for local people and funds to support our research & community work. During 2021 we have increased our ecotourism activity threefold and we are seeking to do the same in 2022.

The Tourism & Marketing Director will focus in defining our marketing strategy and priorities , working with our Ecotourism coordinator to monitor the performance of this stratgey on a quarterly basis, reporting back to the board and making adjustments as necessary.

Skills/Experience required

Someone who is:

– Passionate about our local coastline
– Has experience in working within the local tourism sector
– Experience with digital and/or traditional marketing methods

Time commitment

2 years (flexible). Attend board meetings quarterly. Arrange Ecotourism meetings inbetween board meetings.

Student volunteering opportunities:

The Rock Pool Project is organised into four themes: Citizen Science, Community, Ecotourism and Education. We are always loloking for volunteers in each theme. We have positions that are suitable for both short and long term placements. Please choose which theme you are most interested in and drop us a line using the form at the bottom of this page.

Citizen Science

Our Citizen Science programme is based around monthly beach surveys for crustaceans. No previous experience is required to get involved.


  • Monthly Citizen Science surveys
    • Conduct your own surveys
    • Help organise meet ups
  • Communication
    • Science blogs
    • Website & social media


We have an number of ongoing and upcoming grant funded community projects.


  • Children’s beach activities
  • Public bioblitz events
  • Fund raising
  • Blog posts
  • Website & social media


Our ecotourism team runs private Rock Pool Safaris in Falmouth and Plymouth.


  • Train to become a rock pool safari guide
  • Support our tourism events
  • Help us to promote via social media and our website


We run beach trips, mobile rock pool school visits and online virtual rock pooling sessions, inspiring the next generation of marine biologists!


  • Support our events
  • Help to develop our educational activities.
  • Promotion and communication with schools

Student volunteer contact form