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Call for volunteers Geoconservation Committee

Call for Volunteers –Geoconservation Committee

The Geological Society is seeking volunteers to sit on its Geoconservation Committee. The aim of the Geoconservation Committee is to develop and support activities that help to conserve the diverse geology and rich geological and geomorphological heritage of the UK and Ireland and to ensure that it is passed on in good order to future generations for their investigation, education and enjoyment. Past activities overseen by the committee have included:

  • Oversight of the 100 Great Geosites project (
  • Liaison with the statutory bodies for the environment across the devolved nations of the UK to highlight the value of geoconservation and geodiversity to society
  • Discussion around ethical sampling and implementation of preventative measures and awareness raising

This is a general call for volunteers who might be interested in helping to deliver the work of the committee and to raise awareness of the value of geoconservation. We aim to recruit a minimum of two new members where one is filled by an individual with an interest or background in geoconservation matters in Scotland and familiarity with Scottish environmental policy and site protection.

As a committee member you will be asked to attend 3 meetings a year, usually held in February, May and October at The Geological Society in London. You can either attend in person or video conference into the meetings. Travel expenses will be covered by the Society. You can read more about the committee on the Geological Society website: If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please get in touch via