The volunteer program is currently located in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Volunteers may also help develop and implement new education programs, activities, and events, in the local community or hotel resorts. Depending on the location, this could include tabling and providing guests with sea turtle conservation presentations, activities, events, such as beach clean-ups. Furthermore, volunteers may assist in building partnerships with organizations, governments, media, and celebrities, to support conservation activities and events. Some of our past events include:
- NBA basketball celebrity: Yao Ming
- U.S. Ambassador and Senator Max Baucus
- U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Galt
- Ladies European Golf Tournament
- World Ocean Day with Hotel Resorts
- First Satellite Tagged Sea Turtle
- Whale Shark and Sea Turtle Release
- World Sea Turtle Day in Hawaii and Hainan
- Father's Day is World Sea Turtle Day for 2019
As citizen scientists, volunteers collect information and photos of wild turtles from a distance to contribute to an important research database for conservation. Since the scales on each side of a sea turtle's head is unique like fingerprints of humans, photographs are very helpful in the collection of data for sea turtle conservation management. Read this sea turtle photo-identification research paper for more details. Researchers can use this data to analyze trends and track the distribution and migration activities of sea turtle populations.
NBA basketball celebrity Yao Ming receives Certificate from Sea Turtles 911 for volunteering for sea turtle conservation.
We are flexible with start dates anytime of the year, and expect volunteers to provide at least five (5) hours of volunteer service per week with a minimum commitment of two (2) months. Volunteers will have plenty of personal time on their own to explore Hawaii, so they should have a sense of adventure and be comfortable in new environments working with others. As a grassroots organization, our staffing is limited so volunteers support our daily work, which will vary depending on the specific needs of the local team. Volunteers should be flexible and relaxed to the ever-changing requirements of the organization and conservation partners.
Upon completion of the program, volunteers will receive an official certificate with an unique quick response (QR) code, which can be scanned to verify authenticity of the document. Volunteers can also have their names listed on our website, which further confirms their participation in the program when they list this volunteer work experience on their resume for future job opportunities.
To register for this unique volunteer opportunity, complete the Program Registration Form and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.