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Monitoring field leaders for Loggerhead nesting projects in Greece

Volunteer Opportunity

Period

1 May to 15 October (might differ slightly by project)

Location

  • Zakynthos
  • Peloponnese (Kyparissiakos Bay, Neda, North Kyparissiakos Bay, Eurotas, Lakonikos Bay, Koroni)
  • Preveza
  • Crete (Rethymno Bay, Chania Bay, Messara Bay)

Background Information

Since 1983, the primary objective of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece has been to protect the sea turtles and their habitats in Greece through monitoring and research, developing and implementing management plans, habitat restoration, raising public awareness and rehabilitating sick and injured turtles. ARCHELON runs programmes in all the main nesting beaches as well as in foraging areas of Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Greece.

Duties

Each Monitoring Field Leader is responsible for conducting and managing the monitoring of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle nesting activity undertaken during a specific summer project, including managing the work on the beaches and ensuring the quality of all data collected. He/She works under the supervision of the corresponding Project Coordinator.

In more details, the duties include the collection of data by leading daily morning surveys to the nesting beach to record, map and protect the sea turtle nests, conducting active nest management during morning surveys for nest protection and excavations, dealing with strandings of dead or injured turtles, organizing and running tagging programs through night surveys (only in Zakynthos, Kyparissiakos bay and Rethymno project), conducting beach patrols to ensure that the beach is adequately safe for sea turtle nesting, informing people and recording any violations that would harm the sea turtles, training, supervision and motivation of the multiethnic team of volunteers, organizing the scientific data in Excel databases and writing a final monitoring report for the Head Office (within the given deadlines), maintenance and preservation of the monitoring equipment, participation in Public Awareness activities.

As a final note, the Monitoring Field Leader together with the other Field Leaders is responsible for the smooth organization and operation of the project by organizing the weekly schedule (rota) and ensuring the organization of the team, the motivation of the volunteers and the management of any problems occurring within the season, always by reporting and dealing with them in good cooperation with the Project Coordinator of the area.

Requirements

  • Age over 20 years old
  • Fluent English language
  • Valid car driving license
  • Experience (one year minimum) in leading sea turtle field projects (experience in managing groups, identification of sea turtle tracks and locating nests by digging for eggs, PIT and flipper tagging, nest excavations, dealing with hatchlings, conservation of the sea turtles, crisis management)
  • Hardworking, sociable, reliable, enthusiastic, organizational, committed person who can work under a challenging work environment and demanding schedule
  • Volunteers management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good physical condition [the fieldwork includes long working hours in the heat (sometimes up to 6 hours at a time), and some of the sites are reached by walking; the work can be hard and exhausting]
  • Good at public speaking and reporting
  • Capability to live in basic living conditions and under adverse climatic conditions
  • Availability between 1 May – 15 October (Please note that the candidates that are going to be selected as Field Leaders for the first time have to attend the “Field Leaders’ Training Seminar” which will take place in Glyfada on 2-4 May 2018. In case you are not able to attend the seminar, the possibility for you to be chosen is remarkably reduced).

Extra skills

  • Academic background in Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Marine Science, Marine Conservation
  • First Aid certification
  • Use of computers and relevant new technologies, such as UAVs (drones) and GPS

Benefits/Costs

Communal, basic accommodation with cooking facilities will be provided in organized campsites. Food expenses will be covered. Salary is not provided.
Travel expenses to the project sites in Greece are not provided by ARCHELON.

Additional Contact Information

If interested, please send an email to archelon.projects@gmail.com with the following:

  • Application form HERE
  • Curriculum Vitae

Early replies have more possibilities to be chosen as the places are limited.
The application period will end on 20 March, 2018.

 


 

Public Awareness field leaders for Loggerhead nesting projects in Greece

Volunteer Opportunity

Period

1 May to 15 October (might differ slightly by project)

Location

  • Zakynthos
  • Peloponnese (Kyparissiakos Bay, Lakonikos Bay, Koroni)
  • Crete (Rethymno Bay, Chania Bay, Messara Bay)

Background Information

Since 1983, the primary objective of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece has been to protect the sea turtles and their habitats in Greece through monitoring and research, developing and implementing management plans, habitat restoration, raising public awareness and rehabilitating sick and injured turtles. ARCHELON runs programmes in all the main nesting beaches as well as in foraging areas of Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Greece.

Duties

Each Public Awareness Field Leader is responsible for spreading the message for the protection of sea turtles, by creating awareness amongst tourists, locals and businesses about the threats that sea turtles face and giving them enough background information in order to understand what they can do to reduce negative human effects on the species. He/She works under the supervision of the corresponding Project Coordinator.

In more details, the duties include organizing weekly presentations in local hotels, touristic businesses and touristic boats, installing and operating Information Stations of the Society, participating in ARCHELON’s educational projects at local schools, groups of Scouts etc., organizing events for the local community such as nest excavations and sea turtle releases, representing the Society at public events and preserving and improving public relationships of ARCHELON with stakeholders of the project areas, communicating conservation efforts to locals and tourists in person and online, managing the social media and writing articles for the project, organizing fundraising activities and being in charge of the donations and sponsorships of ARCHELON’s supporters, managing the public awareness material, training, supervision and motivation of the multiethnic team of volunteers, organizing public awareness data in Excel databases and writing a final Public Awareness report for the Head Office (within the given deadlines), maintenance and preservation of the public awareness equipment, participation in monitoring field work.

As a final note, the Public Awareness Leader together with the other Field Leaders is responsible for the smooth organization and operation of the project by organizing the weekly schedule (rota) and ensuring the organization of the team, the motivation of the volunteers and the management of any problems occurring within the season, always by reporting and dealing with them in good cooperation with the Project Coordinator of the area.

Requirements

  • Age over 20 years old
  • Fluent English language
  • Valid car driving license
  • Experience (one year minimum) in field projects (experience in managing groups, crisis management, fundraising and/or communication and/or marketing preferably in charities, NGOs and Societies)
  • Hardworking, sociable, reliable, enthusiastic, organizational, committed person who can work under a challenging work environment and demanding schedule
  • Volunteers management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good physical condition [the fieldwork includes long working hours in the heat (sometimes up to 6 hours at a time), and some of the sites are reached by walking; the work can be hard and exhausting]
  • Good at public speaking and reporting
  • Capability to live in basic living conditions and under adverse climatic conditions
  • Availability between 1 May – 15 October (Please note that the candidates that are going to be selected as Field Leaders for the first time have to attend the “Field Leaders’ Training Seminar” which will take place in Glyfada on 2-4 May 2018. In case you are not able to attend the seminar, the possibility for you to be chosen is remarkably reduced).

Extra skills

  • Academic background in Public Relations, Faculty of Economics, Management, Marketing, Communication studies, Environmental Education, Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Marine Science, Marine Conservation
  • First Aid certification
  • Use of computers and relevant new technologies, such as UAVs (drones) and GPS

Benefits/Costs

Communal, basic accommodation with cooking facilities will be provided in organized campsites. Food expenses will be covered. Salary is not provided.
Travel expenses to the project sites in Greece are not provided by ARCHELON.

Additional Contact Information

If interested, please send an email to archelon.projects@gmail.com with the following:

  • Application form HERE
  • Curriculum Vitae

Early replies have more possibilities to be chosen as the places are limited.
The application period will end on 20 March, 2018.

 


 

Camp and Volunteers Coordinator for Loggerhead nesting projects in Greece

Volunteer Opportunity

Period

1 May to 15 October (might differ slightly by project)

Location

  • Zakynthos
  • Peloponnese (Kyparissiakos Bay, Lakonikos Bay)
  • Crete (Rethymno Bay, Chania Bay)

Background Information

Since 1983, the primary objective of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece has been to protect the sea turtles and their habitats in Greece through monitoring and research, developing and implementing management plans, habitat restoration, raising public awareness and rehabilitating sick and injured turtles. ARCHELON runs programmes in all the main nesting beaches as well as in foraging areas of Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Greece.

Duties

Each Camping and Volunteers Coordinator manages all the activities concerning the Field Station (campsite) where the team of the project is staying, by ensuring the best possible living conditions for the team of volunteers. He/She works under the supervision of the corresponding Project Coordinator.

In more details, the duties include managing the alimentation procedure (management of communal food, food supplies and shopping, schedule for cooking, cooking equipment etc), ensuring the hygiene of the camp, responsibility of the camps safety conditions, being in charge of the proper setting up and closing down of the camp and maintenance and storage of the camp equipment at the end of the season, being responsible for the project’s cars checking and maintenance (weekly car regular checking, arranging weekly cleaning shifts, checking cars papers, updating cars’ log books, checking the drivers for their ability to drive responsibly and safe), being in charge of the volunteer list given weekly by the Head Office and updating the weekly schedule (rota) with new arrivals, days off and departures and ensuring in collaboration with all the other Field Leaders that everyone has entered their participation on time, being available to volunteers to express complains, needs, issues, ideas etc, being in charge of the group/visitor training, writing a final report for the Head Office (within the given deadlines), participation in monitoring field work and public awareness activities.

As a final note, Camping and Volunteers Coordinator together with the other Field Leaders is responsible for the smooth organization and operation of the project by ensuring the organization of the team, the motivation of the volunteers and the management of any problems occurring within the season, always by reporting and dealing with them in good cooperation with the Project Coordinator of the area.

Requirements

  • Age over 20 years old
  • Fluent English language
  • Valid car driving license
  • Experience (one year minimum) in field projects (experience in managing groups, crisis management)
  • Hardworking, sociable, reliable, enthusiastic, organizational, committed person who can work under a challenging work environment and demanding schedule
  • Volunteers management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good physical condition [the fieldwork includes long working hours in the heat (sometimes up to 6 hours at a time), and some of the sites are reached by walking; the work can be hard and exhausting]
  • Good at public speaking and reporting
  • Capability to live in basic living conditions and under adverse climatic conditions
  • Availability between 1 May – 15 October (Please note that the candidates that are going to be selected as Field Leaders for the first time have to attend the “Field Leaders’ Training Seminar” which will take place in Glyfada on 2-4 May 2018. In case you are not able to attend the seminar, the possibility for you to be chosen is remarkably reduced).

Extra skills

  • Academic background in Faculty of Economics, Management, Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Marine Science, Marine Conservation
  • First Aid certification
  • Use of computers and relevant new technologies, such as UAVs (drones) and GPS

Benefits/Costs

Communal, basic accommodation with cooking facilities will be provided in organized campsites. Food expenses will be covered. Salary is not provided.
Travel expenses to the project sites in Greece are not provided by ARCHELON.

Additional Contact Information

If interested, please send an email to archelon.projects@gmail.com with the following:

  • Application form HERE
  • Curriculum Vitae

Early replies have more possibilities to be chosen as the places are limited.
The application period will end on 20 March, 2018.

 

 
 
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