A wildlife group in West Somerset could face closure if new volunteers are not found to run its programme of talks.
The West Somerset Area Group of Somerset Wildlife Trust is looking for four to six people to organise the well-attended indoor winter talks programme which will begin again from September 2013. These talks are currently held in the evenings at the EMN hall in Monksilver and run until April.
Janet Keeble, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Community and Outreach Manager said: “Ideally, we are looking for local people with an interest in wildlife and a flair for organising things. There is support on hand for providing inspiration for interesting speakers and the retiring committee are keen to pass on their expertise. Each role could be undertaken by keen individuals who are working full time so please don’t rule yourself out on these grounds as tasks could be undertaken at times to suit.”
The following roles are required:
• A treasurer - responsible for taking money at each talk and paying the speakers and hall hire charges
• Two people to book and liaise with speakers for each of the seven meetings, help set up the hall and make teas.
• A chairperson role to liaise with the Wildlife Trust and other Area Group chairs and coordinate publicity.
The outgoing committee would be available as mentors but not doers. Volunteers for each role needed from after Easter with event details for the winter programme finalised by the end of May.
For more details about all or any of these roles please contact Janet Keeble at the Wildlife Trust on 01823 652439.