“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization currently has a base of approximately 100 volunteers. They have chosen protect and save sea turtles and to educate the public in various ways.
Our volunteer field scientists can become as involved as their time permits. However, each volunteer hour is equally important to the success of protecting sea turtles.
We are committed to providing the necessary training and hands on experience for those interested be becoming volunteer field scientist. We offer internships to 1 full time college student and week long internships to high school and middle school students. for more information please email Deb Allen at email@example.com
Beach Patrol Drivers and Riders
5:30AM start time beach drivers and riders checks for evidence of new nests. Beach walkers check the far east and west ends of beach (when needed due to high tides)
Nest Verification – 24 hour response required.
Coordinators Bryon and Becky Swayer
Volunteers respond to calls from the beach patrol to investigate reports of mother turtles on the beach or turtle track to determine if a new nest has been laid. This job requires heavy lifting and digging in the sand in most weather conditions.
Coordinators Peter and Ginny Maguire
Nest Leaders and Team Members needed.
All new volunteers will be trained on the first nest of the season with a date to be determined but historically early to mid July.
Team leaders will be to each assigned nest. The team leaders are responsible for putting together a team to work the nest.
A nest inventory is performed to carefully to determine the hatch rate for each nest.
Sea Turtle Rescue Team
24 hour response required
Sick or injured sea turtles will be transported to the
Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
302 Tortuga Ln, Surf City, NC 28445
Heavy lifting is required.
Depending on the condition of a deceased sea turtle, necropsy’s may be performed to determine cause of death.
Volunteer Lead needed This leader will schedule volunteers to each
Monday afternoon and Tuesday night.
T-shirts – Program presenters Hatching Adoption
Monday’s 3:00PM May 28 – September 3
at the Museum of Coastal Carolina
Tuesday’s May 29-August 28
7:00PM at the OIB Community Center