Do you love the Oregon coast, enjoy watching wildlife, and have an RV or camping trailer? Come and spend three months in Bandon OR, as a SEA volunteer!
SEA is recruiting a volunteer wildlife interpreter to work at one of our beautiful coastal overlooks in Bandon. This position runs from May 1 through July 31, 2023.
Offshore islands and rocks at Face Rock Wayside and Coquille Point, provide nesting habitat for thousands of seabirds. The volunteer will work a 4-hour shift (10am-2pm), three days a week at Face Rock Wayside or Coquille Point, doing interpretive work with the public.
SEA will provide training and equipment for viewing tufted puffins, peregrine falcons, common murres, western gulls, and many other marine birds. The volunteer will share information about this unique coastal habitat and use spotting scopes to assist visitors with viewing wildlife.
The volunteer will also work a shift on two other days a week for OR State Parks, helping to monitor a snowy plover nesting area at nearby China Creek State Park. Your primary duty will be to provide interpretation regarding snowy plovers, their habitat, and conservation efforts in protecting their nesting areas.
You will be expected to inform visitors of the rules regarding the restricted nesting grounds on adjacent beach and surf areas. While on duty, you will be required to keep records of visitor contacts as well as any rule infractions you may witness. Bullards Beach State Park (located near Bandon) will provide a free RV campsite for the duration of the 3-month period and provide a state vehicle to get back and forth to China Creek State Park. The Oregon State Park system requires a DMV license and criminal background check for its volunteers.
For more information or to apply for this volunteer opportunity, please contact Laurie Friedman (SEA Volunteer Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.