Wildlife Interpreters – SEA wildlife interpreters are usually residents of local communities along the coast. They are well informed about the natural history and a wide range of interesting places along the southern coast of Oregon. With as many as 22,000 visitor contacts annually, our volunteers are in demand. During SEA’s summer season, wildlife interpreters (as volunteers are available) are on duty at Face Rock Wayside or Coquille Point in Bandon on weekends beginning in May, 2019, and continuing through to the end of July. Interpreters are also on duty at Simpson Reef near Charleston Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May, 2019 through Labor Day. SEA annually provides its interpreters with extensive training through a series of seminars held monthly January to May. In addition, new interpreters are paired with a SEA mentor until they feel comfortable sharing information with visitors. If you would like to see a list of volunteer jobs beyond wildlife interpreter, click on the “Join Us” tab at the bottom of this page or call our Wildlife Interpreter Coordinator at 541-313-6751.
As an all-volunteer organization, people are critical to the success of the SEA mission to increase public awareness of shoreline habitats, wildlife and environmental issues. The wildlife interpreters are our most visible volunteers. SEA also has opportunities for National Volunteers in residence. Finally, volunteers are needed to operate the SEA organization.
National Volunteers – SEA also recruits people from outside of Oregon to serve as wildlife interpreter volunteers during the summer. With the support of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, SEA maintains three recreational vehicle (RV) sites. One is located at Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, another at Bullards Beach State Park, and a third at Sunset Bay State Park. National volunteers get a free RV hook-up in exchange for supporting SEA activities. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact our office for additional information.
Organization Volunteers – In addition to the officers and directors of the corporation, numerous other volunteers make things work at SEA. Please contact our office for current opportunities.