“The staff at the National Lobster Hatchery were excellent at making me feel welcome and teaching me everything I needed to know. I have absolutely loved the hatchery and have definitely learnt so much in the 3 months I was volunteering. It was a truly rewarding experience and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the practical side of marine conservation.”
Iona Norwood – PhD student
Placement student 2023
We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals to help engage with the public on all things lobster in our Padstow based visitor centre. This would suit someone (and us!) that can commit to a day a week or can support for a few days in each of the school holidays.
We have two volunteer opportunities each year to join our technician team to support the day to day running of our hatcheries, facilitating our lobster restocking conservation programme and supporting cutting edge research.
Hatchery volunteers – day to day tasks include but are not limited to:
The placements are for 5 months full time; one running from Feb’24 and the other from Jun’24. We will select one student for each placement, if you are interested please send your C.V and cover letter to [email protected]
Engagement and Outreach
We have one volunteer opportunity each year to join our team to support our outreach and education charitable outputs. Gain the valuable skills needed for future roles in communications, outreach and management of a marine conservation organisation,
Engagement and outreach volunteer – day to day tasks include but are not limited to:
The placement is for 5 months full or part time; running from April’24 if you are interested, please send your C.V and cover letter to [email protected]
Our team of researchers are involved in some of the most pioneering European Lobster research anywhere in the world. We are able to accommodate a small number of student research projects focussing on the subject of European Lobster aquaculture, biology or fisheries which would benefit from the use of our facilities and the experience and knowledge of our scientists. These projects would usually be conducted as a joint venture between ourselves and the University of the Student and are best suited to third year BSc students or Masters/PhD projects.
If you have a project or PHD proposal, please send along with your CV to [email protected]
Please note: All of the above roles are un-paid and you must be over 18 to work with the NLH team. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any accommodation.