“Monitoring the pristine beaches of Ningaloo in the mornings is one of the best ways to start the day.”
Keely M2006/07 & Team Leader 2007/08
We rely on our fabulous volunteers to help us walk many kilometres of beach, day after day, to record all the turtle nesting activity.
The NTP requires 3 types of volunteers:
- Exmouth local resident volunteers – from Nov to Feb
- External volunteers (usually 12 positions) from Australia wide and overseas – 5 week period from early Dec to mid Jan
- Team Leader interns (3 positions, plus 1 Communications intern) – 8-9 week period from mid Nov to mid Jan.
All of our volunteers receive extensive training in track monitoring, see here for more information.
A typical day:
Starting at 5.30 am, you will spend 3-6 hours collecting data on turtle nesting beaches.
Once completed you will have the rest of the day to explore the Ningaloo Coast, join in the laid-back lifestyle at Exmouth township, travel inland to some of the spectacular gorges in Cape Range National Park, partake in regular volunteer social activities or catch up on sleep!
Other duties in the afternoon may include data entry or analysis, assisting with vehicle cleanliness and equipment maintenance, remote camping and assisting with turtle rescues.