About this opportunity
Care For Hedland runs an annual Flatback turtle monitoring volunteer program, where volunteers help out with data collection and conservation awareness. Turtle Monitoring will take place on Cemetery Beach and Pretty Pool Beach, Port Hedland. Volunteers are welcome from 25th October 2021 to 26th January 2022. Volunteers are needed and can take part in the program for any length of time from one week to the whole three months.
Volunteers do not need to have previous experience with turtles but a reasonable level of fitness is required to walk the beaches. Volunteers get the opportunity to observe Flatback turtles returning to the sea, see hatchlings emerge from nests, assist in turtle rescues, observe the nesting process at night and be hands on and assist in the mark/recapture tagging program.
All volunteers will be responsible for travel, COVID 19 WA entry requirements (and adhere to quarantine requirements for WA) at their own cost. Limited free billeted accommodation is available. You must arrange your own transport to Port Hedland and then, transport to/from the beaches is supplied.
Must have a reasonable level of fitness
Turtle monitoring is undertaken daily, and with irregular hours as turtle work is tidal-dependent.Suitable for
- Families with Children
- Skilled Volunteers
- Travelling Volunteers
- Work Experience
- Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
- Education & Training
- Tour Guides, Information & Heritage
- Working with Animals
Training is provided