Volunteer Opportunities

We Can Use Your Help!

Below are additional volunteer opportunities not listed under the “Volunteer Information” page. STPS currently needs additional help in these areas.  If you are interested in any of these, the person to contact is listed below the program section or contact Sarah at volunteer@seaturtlespacecoast.org.  

Communications:

To inquire about how you can help, please contact Susan Skinner at news@seaturtlespacecoast.org.

Education:

To inquire about these specific vacancies or how you can help, please send email to education@seaturtlespacecoast.org.

Education Committee volunteers can help sea turtles in so many ways!  It takes all kinds of skills and people to manage our educational programs.  We need volunteers behind the scenes and also front and center – so there is something for everyone.  We need help with the administrative tasks, calendars, coordinating schedules, editing and updating presentations, maintaining the STPS “brand,” presenting educational materials in person and on zoom, staffing an information booth at an event, and even helping with educational activities for people of all ages! Creative ideas are welcome. If you would like to help us on the front lines of presentations or behind the scenes keeping us organized, we need you!  What do you do first? Contact education@seaturtlespacecoast.org to scheduled education training and to set up access to sign up for education events in VIC to start volunteering.

The following are open education volunteer coordinator positions:

Education Coordinator: Volunteer position is responsible for overseeing the program; recruiting volunteers, and ensuring all tasks are completed. Provide monthly and annual reports to the board of directors. Manage the education budget.

Request Coordinator: Volunteer position monitors the education email inbox, routes requests to appropriate education committee volunteers and/or appropriate STPS program coordinators by managing incoming requests via email and/or phone; other admin help as needed.

Class Coordinator(s): This volunteer position can consist of many volunteers to help manage educational requests, including reaching out to request contacts and iron out details of the request; contact volunteer coordinator to have volunteer positions added to VIC; contact STPS volunteer responsible for adding events to the STPS calendar to add public events to the STPS calendar; ask volunteer coordinator to sent out communication for help needed and/or reach out to education volunteer team for positions not filled to make sure events are staffed; help organize which presentation materials are appropriate for which type of activity; work with and forward all details and content to volunteers signed up for events/presentations so they have the information they need; contact libraries and/or facilities to book dates and times for STPS presentations (i.e. Turtle Talk 101); contact condos & resorts to schedule talks. These tasks can be shared among multiple coordinators; can reach out and ask other education volunteers for help as needed.

Content Coordinator(s): This volunteer position consists of many volunteers and will take part in a content committee. Volunteers will review educational materials for consistency, accuracy and content; help STPS streamline and keep educational presentations updated and organized; volunteers proofread and update materials as needed using approved standardized templates; develop new education programs/content to keep up with education needs; work with Class Coordinator to provide appropriate presentations to the presenters

Instructor Trainer:  Train education volunteers on sea turtle educational resources available, PowerPoint presentations, tips and techniques, STPS policies and procedures.

Donations & Adoptions:

To inquire about how you can help, please contact Noelle Villanueva at fundraising@seaturtlespacecoast.org.

Donations & Adoptions Marketing Help Needed – Who doesn’t want to adopt a sea turtle hatchling or help a stranded turtle? Of course, it’s symbolic, but the STPS adoptions and donations program lets the public do just that. Would you like to help STPS let more people know about this program? We’re looking for someone with fresh ideas and new perspective to bring the adoptions and donation program to another level. This coordinator will work with other volunteers to complete the day-to-day activities of the program as well as identify ways to improve or expand the programs and then implement these ideas.

Events:

To inquire about how you can help, please contact Noelle Villanueva at events@seaturtlespacecoast.org.

Fundraising:

To inquire about how you can help, please contact Noelle Villanueva at fundraising@seaturtlespacecoast.org

Membership:

To inquire about these specific vacancies or how you can help, please send an email to membership@seaturtlespacecoast.org

Monthly Meetings:

Beginning in 2022, STPS meetings will be offered both in-person and virtually. We’re in need of a monthly meeting coordinator to plan and organize these events. The coordinator, along with a volunteer committee, will be responsible for all aspects of these meetings, from scheduling speakers to set up and take down of the site. To find out more about this role, please email Susan at stpschair@seaturtlespacecoast.org

We also still need some tech-minded volunteers who can help with livestreams and Zoom meetings for both the education program and the monthly meetings.

Turtle Krawl:

To inquire about these specific vacancies or how you can help, please contact Noelle Villanueva at fundraising@seaturtlespacecoast.org.

Volunteer Program:

To inquire about how you can help, please contact Katelyn Stafford at volunteer@seaturtlespacecoast.org.