Volunteer Q&A: Communications
So you’d like to volunteer with the Sea Turtle Preservation Society? We’re here to help you get started. Over the next week, we will feature information about each of our programs and the volunteer opportunities available. Please take a look and find what interests you, then either complete a volunteer application online at seaturtlespacecoast.org or attend our Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2020, in Room 109 next to our Turtle House at 111 S. Miramar Ave. in Indialantic, FL.
What type of program is this?
Our STPS communications team creates the quarterly membership newsletter, writes blog posts on educational and conservation topics as well as STPS happenings, posts on STPS social media, corresponds with the media and the public, and other tasks as needed.
What would I do as a volunteer?
Our team welcomes writers, photographers, videographers, and graphic designers to help create our message. Volunteers write articles, compile and edit information from other programs to share with members, help promote events through social media, and capture our efforts with photos and videos.
What is the time commitment?
Communications happens year-round, and most of the team works independently and sometimes remotely so schedules are flexible. Volunteers are welcome to do as much or as little as they are able: for example, one article a month for the blog, helping with the newsletter for a few hours each quarter or being at the Turtle Krawl race to take photos one day a year.
Are there any special requirements?
Anyone is welcome to join the communications team; we especially need writers and photographers willing to share their work with us for use in our social media and blog posts. All volunteers will need to have completed Turtle Talk 101 and Volunteer Orientation.
Are there any costs associated?
There are no specific costs associated with communications, although volunteers will need to provide their own equipment or have access to the needed equipment, such as a laptop or a camera.
Who would I contact for more information or with any questions?
For questions or more information, contact the STPS Communications Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.