“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.
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 Location/Relocation – 24 hour response required.
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.
Team Leaders and Team Members
All new volunteers will be trained on the first nest of the season with a date to be determined but likely in 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.
Turtle Stranding and Transport to Sea Turtle Hospital.
24 hour response time for sick, injured or dead turtles.
Heavy lifting required.
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 30 -August 29
at the Museum of Coastal Carolina
Tuesday’s May 31-August 30
7:00PM at the OIB Community Center
Friday Night Concert
5:45PM-8:30PM May 26th – September 8th
Volunteer Lead needed- leader will schedule volunteers to each Friday night.
Volunteers work the OIBSTPO information table each Friday night during the concert at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Some of the responsibilities include table setup, handing out educational brochures, t-shirt distribution, wearing the “Lucy the Loggerhead” costume, collecting donations and table tear down.
2017 Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Schedule
|May 26th||Gary Lowder & Smokin?? Hot|
|June 9th||North Tower|
|June 16th||Carolina Breakers|
|June 23rd||Blackwater Rhythm?& Blues|
|June 30th||Band of Oz|
|July 7th||The Embers featuring Craig Woolard|
|July 14th||Continental Divide|
|July?21st||The Legacy Motown Revue|
|July 28th||Jim Quick & Coastline|
|August 4th||The Attractions|
|August 11th||Holiday Band|
|August 18th||Steve Owens & Summertime|
|August 25th||Too Much Sylvia|
|September 1st||The Entertainers|
|September 8th||Blackwater Rhythm & Blues|