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 Lori Loftus at 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!  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? Log into your VIC account, once logged in select “My Profile” tab, check your profile to make sure the “Volunteer Opportunities” email option and “Education” under Assignment Preference are checked. Check VIC for positions that are open.  You are also welcome to join one of our Education Committee meetings to hear about what we are working on and bring your ideas to help us grow and improve. 

The following are open education volunteer coordinator positions:

Education Coordinator: This volunteer position is responsible for managing the education program and it’s coordinators to ensure tasks are completed.  Listed below are all the different coordinator positions under the education program, which the Education Coordinator will manage.

Request Coordinator: This volunteer position will receive and route requests to the Education Committee and/or appropriate STPS programs by managing incoming requests via email and/or phone; help look through and connect interested volunteers with open education positions; admin help as well as creative ideas are welcome.

Class Coordinator(s): This volunteer position will reach out to request contact and iron out details of the request; when needed, contact libraries and/or facilities to book dates and times; submit STPS & VIC Calendar Request form to have volunteer positions added to VIC; update STPS Calendar to display public events, contact condos & resorts to schedule talks.

Content Coordinator: This volunteer position will lead the review of educational materials for consistency, accuracy and content;  help STPS streamline and keep educational presentations updated and organized; can lead a team of volunteers to help proofread and update materials as needed using approved standardized templates; 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.

Instructor Trainer:  Train education volunteers on sea turtle educational resources available, PowerPoint presentations, tips and tricks, STPS policies & procedures. Turtle Trunk Volunteer(s): Assist the Turtle Trunk Coordinator with the management of the Educational Turtle Trunk Grant program including scheduling, inventory and reporting.

Educational Presenters – present power point presentations with various organizations and age groups.

Turtle Trunk Administrators – help to check our turtle trunks in and out to & from teachers.  

Donations & Adoptions:

To inquire about how you can help, please contact Sarah Tolson at volunteer@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 contact Gina Gambill at 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 Sarah Tolson at volunteer@seaturtlespacecoast.org.

We’re looking for a Turtle Krawl race director and some key team players to run the 2022 event from start to finish. The director, along with a volunteer committee, is responsible for the planning, organization, and implementation of this annual STPS fundraiser. This event requires year-round effort to make it a success, so now is the time to get started. In addition to a race director, the TK committee also needs volunteers to help with sponsorships and social media accounts, and to assist the race director. If you’d like to learn more about how you can help, please email the STPS chairperson, Susan, at stpschair@seaturtlespacecoast.org.

Volunteer Program:

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