BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Part-time volunteers (local residents)

People resident in the project areas have the opportunity to participate as part-time volunteers for a longer period of time. Their participation is organized according to the needs of each project.

Part-time Rescue Centre volunteer

The Rescue Centre is supported throughout the year by a dedicated team of part- time volunteers, who are residents of Athens and the surrounding areas. Below are the options available for part-time participation:

The rescue & rehabilitation program, all year round. Part-time volunteers will receive training from experienced volunteers and the Rescue and Rehabilitation Officer and can share duties and responsibilities for cleaning of rehabilitation tanks and preparation of meals and feeding the animals. They will be able to observe medical treatments and procedures. They may be asked to participate in transportations of injured turtles and in releases of treated animals back to the sea. They may also be asked to offer their skills to technical and maintenance duties in installations of the Rescue Centre. The duties of each part-time volunteer are agreed with the supervising officer, taking into account the needs of the program and the specific time availability of the volunteer. The minimal time requirement in this program is 4 weeks with at least 4 days participation/week.

The Visitor information and public awareness program, every day between 13:00-15:00 and/or every Saturday and Sunday between 12:00-17:00. Part-time volunteers will receive training from the Awareness Officer and will be responsible for guided tours of visitors during the hours that the Rescue Center is open to the public. The minimal requirement for this program is 4 weeks with at least 4 days of participation during this period.

A participation fee of €30 is required for part-time volunteers. This fee covers administrative costs and annual subscription as ARCHELON supporter.

Preparatory meetings are organized each month at the Rescue Centre, after being informed by email, to provide more information on volunteer duties. You can find out more by filling in the online application form below.

 

Part-time volunteer at the sea turtle conservation projects

Part-time volunteers at the sea turtle conservation projects are being trained and contribute mainly to the morning observations of the nesting activity of loggerhead sea turtles, nest protection and raising the public awareness of visitors and locals of the area as well. The participation period is scheduled together with the Project Officer after the online application is sent and depending on the needs of the project.

A participation fee of €30 is required for part-time volunteers. This fee covers administrative costs and annual subscription as ARCHELON supporter.

More information on volunteering at ARCHELON’s sea turtle conservation projects you may find after filling in the online application below.


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