Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
As a Turtle Ambassador, you will reach out to new audiences about turtles and tortoises and the dangers they face as well as ways that people can help them. Responsibilities of being a Turtle Ambassador include:
- distributing information about turtles and tortoises to audiences in your local area, either through email, mail, tabling events, or in-person
- keeping up on turtle research and happenings through Nature Abounds, social media, news articles, etc...
- reporting back to Nature Abounds on your outreach
- Once comfortable with your turtle and tortoise knowledge, present to groups about turtles and tortoises, and possibly even hold an event for turtle and tortoise awareness.
As a Turtle Ambassador, you should have the following qualities:
- Enjoy working with people and talking with individuals (direct-service)
- Self-starter, who can help to find their own venues
- Passionate about turtle and tortoise awareness
- Interested in sharing their knowledge about turtles and tortoises and the dangers they face as well as ways that people can help them
- Dedicated time to volunteer
- Interested in helping Nature Abounds as well as turtles and tortoises