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We have a national volunteer program with the Australian Seed Bank Partnership Secretariat. The role of the volunteers is to disseminate information about the scientific work of the ASBP and its partner organisations to a range of different audiences. This includes writing journalistic stories, engaging sponsors and creating a social media presence.
Our volunteers possess skills or qualifications in the fields of science communication, journalism, environmental science or media and communication and have a passion for environmental issues and plant conservation.
We are very happy to introduce to you two of our volunteers, Adam and Anna.
Adam started his university degree focused on physics, but quickly realised that science communication was much more his area. Combined with an interest in the natural world and in communicating important scientific projects, volunteering at the Australian Seed Bank Partnership has been a great way to apply his science communication skills. As a volunteer at the Partnership, he writes news articles and updates for the website, creates content for the growing Facebook page and assists with various communication tasks. In addition to his science interests, Adam also studied linguistics and hopes to be able to help people understand how their language works.
|The world is a beautiful, complex and fascinating place. Over the years, whenever I had the time I enjoyed learning and exploring our world. Now that I am retired, I have the time to assist in taking a more active role in environmental matters. As I do not have a scientific background, I use my skills to assist the National Coordinator with administrative issues such as data collection, organising the image library, retention and organisational issues.|
We would be happy to welcome more volunteers to the program. If you think you have what it takes to be an ASBP volunteer and would like to learn more, please download the volunteer duty statement available here.