Volunteer resources

Useful documents for our volunteers

We’re creating a range of material for our dedicated community of volunteers, from timesheets, surveys and handouts.

Fixed point photography (PDF)

A downloadable version of our fixed point photography training video. Save a copy to take with you when you visit a 'fixed' location and share your photos with us via email.

Fixed point photography

Discover the method of fixed point photography and how it will be useful for the New Life on the Old West (NLOW) Project in Cambridgeshire.

Checklist for the winter

This winter, when all appears to be quiet, head outside and explore! There is still plenty of wildlife to see, hear and discover. Download our checklist for winter and see what you can spot.

Try our wildlife quiz

Try our wildlife quiz! Let us know your score via email or on social media using #NewLifeOldWest

Nature Volunteers Handbook

This handbook will provide you with the information you need to understand the role of a Nature Volunteer, and the opportunities available within the New Life on the Old West project.

Timesheet

A word document for volunteers to record the time spent working on the New Life on the Old West project.

Expenses form

Our simple Word document for volunteers to record their expenses so we can cover their costs.

Nature Volunteers Handbook appendix

Cambridgeshire ACRE is fully committed to equality of opportunity in the management of its employment policies and procedures and the delivery of its projects and services.

Identification sheets

Water Vole

An ID sheet to help with the identification of a Water Vole

Water-violet

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Water-violet

Turtle Dove

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Turtle Doves

Stoneworts

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Stoneworts

Spined Loach

An ID sheet to help with the identification of a Spined Loach

Otter

An ID sheet to help with the identification of an Otter

Little Egret

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Little Egrets

Lapwing

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Lapwings

Kingfisher

An ID sheet to help with the identification of a Kingfisher

King Diving Beetle

An ID sheet to help with the identification of a King Diving Beetle

Hedgehog

An ID sheet to help with the identification of a Hedgehog

Great White Egret

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Great Water Egrets

Greater Water Parsnip

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Greater Water Parsnip

Greater Bladderwort

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Greater Bladderwort

Greater Bird’s-foot-trefoil

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil

Great Crested Newt

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Great Crested Newts

Grass Snake

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Grass Snake

Goat Moth

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Goat Moths

Frogbit

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Frogbit

Flowering Rush

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Flowering Rush

Eyed Longhorn Beetle

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Eyed Longhorn Beetles

Emperor Dragonfly

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Emperor Dragonflies

Eel

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Eels

Daubentons Bat

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Daubentons Bat

Corn Bunting

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Corn Bunting

Common Toad

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Common Toads

Common Swift

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Common Swifts

Common Meadow-rue

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Common Meadow Rue

Common Lizard

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Common Lizards

Common Crane

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Common Cranes

Common Blue Butterfly

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Common Blue Butterflies

Chinese Water Deer

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Chinese Water Deer

Black Poplar

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Black Poplar

Bittern

An ID sheet to help with the identification of Bitterns

Barbastelle

An ID sheet to help with identification of Barbastelle bats.