Due to the current Covid-19 situation, you may be staying inside. However, you still may want to give back.
“Volunteer from Home” is our new programme of opportunities that you can do from the following locations;
Volunteering from home is a fantastic (and easy!) way to make a difference, without taking up much time.
It could involve anything from;
You don’t need to go through an application or complete any training, it doesn’t take long to complete, and it doesn’t require any commitment.
Remember, you can still record the time that you spend making a difference. You can record your hours here; https://www.leedsbeckettsu.co.uk/volunteering/areyoucurrentlyvolunteering
Please note you do not need to click the “apply button” on this page unless you want us to send you more information. However, if you do we will be able to record your volunteering easier for when we award certificates/ e-certificates in the coming months.
You can watch videos to help us learn about chimps and humans.
For this project, we have collected nearly 7,000 hours of footage, reflecting various chimpanzee habitats, from camera traps in 15 countries across Africa. (We are also collecting a wide variety of organic samples from these sites, such as feces, hair, and plant matter, and information on the ecology and environment of each habitat.) By scanning the videos from these traps and identifying the types of species and activity that you see, you’ll help us to understand the lives of these apes—their behaviors, relationships, and environments—and to extrapolate new ideas about human origins.
We have two goals: to learn and to preserve.
In addition to helping us better understand cultural evolution, this project will also document wildlife populations and biodiversity in these areas. Already we have both documented new chimpanzee behaviors and made some startling finds of animals in locations where they were no longer thought to live! We hope that drawing attention to a great many of these sites will incite conservation organizations to take an interest in these areas and move to protect them.
Start Date: 27-05-2020