Being a volunteer
You will spend 3 – 5 hours every morning (starting at sunrise) walking designated sections of beach recording important turtle nesting information such as successful nests, unsuccessful nesting attempts and evidence of nest disturbance and predation.
Volunteers often see adult female turtles returning to the sea and are sometimes lucky enough to see hatchlings emerge from nests and run to the sea.
Volunteers are also required to participate in data entry, data quality assurance, equipment maintenance and cleaning, and assist with turtle rescues. There may also be the opportunity to assist Parks and Wildlife staff with evening beach education patrols.
Volunteers will gain experience in marine turtle monitoring techniques and make a hands-on contribution to turtle conservation in a World-Heritage listed marine park. It can be hard, hot work but with great rewards. You will meet like-minded people, get fit and have fun!