Volunteering your time can provide significant benefits to conservation, and there are many such opportunities in the Caribbean Region. Through volunteering you gain work experience, develop leadership skills, and learn new things about yourself. For sure you will meet interesting people, be part of a team, and be appreciated for your service. Volunteering is a unique way to have fun while doing something meaningful for endangered sea turtles. You might even discover a new career!
Whether you are seeking to volunteer or to apply for a paid position, please read the announcement carefully to ensure that you meet the stated requirements. Pay careful attention to the development of a coherent letter of intent, as well as to the development of your resume and the selection of your references.
In most cases these opportunities will draw many applications, so take the time to present yourself well, including stating any previous experience, being clear about why you are applying for the position and when you’re available, and providing full contact information. (Please do not simply send an email to each project manager saying that you love sea turtles and would be happy to travel; such an enquiry is not helpful and is not likely to be answered.)