We are very pleased to have seasonal volunteers and research students joining us every year.
They benefit from our guidance, facilities at the Octopus Centre and the immersive experience of working day to day with a community-led marine conservation charity. We are delighted for students to bring their enthusiasm, updated knowledge and skills to help COAST improve the health and biodiversity of Scottish Seas.
Many students learn about our communities’ experience through the news, the internet or hearing one of the talks we regularly give at university courses or conferences. Then they apply to volunteer with us. Some agree with us a research project to develop and others carry out marine conservation projects and tasks set by COAST (often in marine education and organisational support).
For more information on volunteering experiences, FAQs and how to apply have a look at our Volunteer section.
We are often asked to give talks to universities, at marine-themed conferences, to coastal community groups or to facilitate workshops about coastal community empowerment.