Volunteer Q&A: Night Walks
So you’d like to volunteer with the Sea Turtle Preservation Society? We’re here to help you get started. This week, we will continue to 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 Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Room 109 next to our Turtle House at 111 S. Miramar Ave. in Indialantic, FL, to get started.
What type of program is this?
Our STPS Night Walk program takes guests onto the beach at night to witness a loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs. This program is conducted through a permit issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
What would I do as a volunteer?
Volunteers assist guests throughout the night, scout for nesting turtles and share information about sea turtles with the guests.
What is the time commitment?
Night walks are offered five nights a week in June and July. Volunteers need to arrive by 8 p.m. and can expect to be on the beach until midnight. Volunteers will sign up for the nights that they are able to volunteer.
Are there any special requirements?
Volunteers will need to be able to walk several miles on the beach in different weather conditions and the dark. In addition to Turtle Talk 101 and Volunteer Orientation, volunteers will need to complete a one-time training class offered in the spring and also a practice night walk, usually in May.
Are there any costs associated?
Volunteers will need to purchase a black program T-shirt to wear during the walks.
Who would I contact for more information or with any questions?
For questions or more information, contact the STPS Night Walk permit holder at firstname.lastname@example.org.