Red Squirrel volunteer – East Wigtownshire Red Squirrel Group

East Wigtownshire Red Squirrel Group
Induction; Ongoing
Over 18s

Summary of role

We need people to report their squirrel sightings so that we can assess where the threat is prevalent. You can report sightings of both red and grey squirrels at

We also need people to get actively involved in red squirrel conservation. There is a role for everyone and full training is provided:

• surveying and monitoring of local woods
• raising public awareness and engaging the community (including running events and social media)
• group administration duties
• data management and IT
• grey squirrel control

Training details

Explanation of how to record numbers, setting up feeder boxes and bait, and training in grey squirrel dispatching (if volunteers wish to do this).