Toad Patrol Volunteer Requirements

As a volunteer, you would need to be:

  • Able to get to the sites independently (public transport does not run at the times required)
  • Fit enough to walk (slowly) for at least an hour and be able to bend down to pick up animals
  • Comfortable walking at night in the rain by the side of a road
  • Comfortable, with training, picking up amphibians (although you can be paired with someone who can do this bit if necessary)
  • Able to tell, with training, the difference between frogs and toads (so we can keep track of numbers)
  • Free evening times during March and available at short notice
  • Contactable by email (to reduce admin time)
  • Aware of traffic, and be able to respond quickly if necessary
  • Able to carry out the work at your own risk