Did you know that thousands of sea turtles are slaughtered every year in Asia? Because Hawaii is such a wonderful refuge for sea turtles, it's easy to forget that in other places in the world, sea turtles are still the victims of human consumption. In China, Green sea turtles (Honu) are killed for their meat, and Hawksbill sea turtles (Honu'ea) are killed for their shells. PLEASE HELP!
Sea Turtles 911, a non-profit organization, is looking for volunteers to promote sea turtle conservation to tourists in Waikiki. Many tourists in Hawaii are from Asia, a hub for wildlife poaching and illegal trade of endangered sea turtles. Together, our goal is to give the turtles a voice and educate the tourists about both the devastating decline of the turtle population, including plastic pollution issues, and what they can do to help to give them a chance of survival.
Where? hotels in Oahu Example activity: http://www.seaturtles911.org/news/hawaii-sister-state-china-celebrate-world-sea-turtle-day.htm
Responsibilities include: educating hotel guests about sea turtle conservation, engaging with children with arts and crafts with sea turtle theme, or wearing turtle / mermaid tail costumes for photo ops.
Volunteers should be enthusiastic about preserving the ocean and have a cheerful attitude!
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Cantonese / Mandarin
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- at least 10 hours per month