Management and coordination of the Fifth Continent scheme is delivered by a dedicated project team, supported by a number of enthusiastic volunteers and partners. See below for our current volunteering opportunities.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with the projects that together deliver the Fifth Continent scheme. You’ll find information on volunteering opportunities on the individual project pages , on the What’s On page or contact the project team for more information. In addition, we will post information on current volunteering opportunities on this volunteering page.
We value the time and commitment of all our volunteers and work hard to ensure that they have a brilliant experience with us. We aim to ensure that volunteers benefit from spending time with us, whether that’s gaining new skills or using an existing one, meeting new people or spending time outside.
There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities across many of the projects that comprise the Fifth Continent scheme. If you would like to get involved, please review the project list where you will find links to individual projects and associated volunteering opportunities.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
During April our heritage volunteers started the finds-processing from our recent archaeological excavation on RomneyMarsh. We have number of drop-in sessions planned for the coming weeks so if you would like to get involved, please contact our Heritage Officer – Lucie
MARSH ON SCREEN
|Our film project is progressing, but we are always on the lookout for more people to get involved. If you want to make a short film (2 – 15 minutes long) about the heritage, wildlife and landscape of the Marsh or living on the Marsh, then get in contact with our film makers Screen South
Visit the Fifth Continent on Film page to view some of our recent short films and watch out for some more workshops soon.
COASTAL COMMUNITIES ORAL HISTORY
The Coastal Communities Oral History project is looking for local people who would like to be involved in capturing memories and experiences about life on the Marsh and how the tourism industry grew over the last century. If you would like to be part of this exciting project and are interested in either being interviewed or becoming an interviewer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE PROJECTS
There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages to get involved in an exciting series of archaeology and heritage projects, including:
- Sentinels of the Marsh: A project to investigate the standing, ruined and lost churches of the Marsh. Preparation is underway for the St Martins excavation in New Romney this summer. If you would like to get involved with this excavation please contact our Heritage Officer Lucie.
- The Hunt for Romney Port: A project to explore possible locations of the port of Old Romney;
- Landscapes of the Marsh: A project to undertake archaeological surveys of the wider Marsh landscape.
VOLUNTEER WILDLIFE SURVEYORS
There are opportunities to become volunteer wildlife surveyors. If you want to get involved with wildlife recording we have a packed schedule of events during 2019. With the help of volunteers, we are now surveying ditches for wildlife.
The Great Tapestry of Romney Marsh is currently being embroidered and the IMOS foundation are still looking for more people to get involved with the sewing. Contact the project team for more information
To find out more including how to get involved contact the project team.
If you decide to volunteer with us, we will follow the guidance and procedures put in place for volunteers by the lead partner, the Kent Wildlife Trust. Please go to the Kent Wildlife Trust volunteering page for more information.