SEABIRD FIELD RESPONSE TEAM VOLUNTEER DUTIES:
- Perform field response to specific reports of downed or injured seabirds and to provide aid and transport of seabirds.
- Being on call (standby) for seabird field response.
- While performing response activity, educate the public on endangered and threatened marine species.
- Make timely and accurate reports of activities performed.
SEABIRD FIELD RESPONSE TEAM VOLUNTEER GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Complete an initial classroom orientation and training session (approximately 3 hours).
- Complete a post-classroom curriculum review and exam.
- Complete initial in-field "on-the-job" training sessions (approximately 5 to 10 hours).
- Attend additional mandatory in-field or classroom training sessions (approximately 2 time per year).
- Able to COMMIT to a minimum of at least one 4-hour activity session EACH WEEK, preferably on the same day and time each week.
- Possess an interest and desire to engage with the public.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Reside on the island of Oahu or Molokai in the State of Hawaii.
- Ability to walk in sandy, rocky and sometimes unstable shoreline conditions for 1 mile.
- Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds for 100 feet in shoreline beach and rocky conditions.
- Ability to conduct outdoor activity during hot, rainy or windy conditions.
- Ability to maintain a calm demeanor in potentially stressful conditions.
- Possess a team-based work ethic and attitude.
- Pass a background check.
- Access to a reliable car or truck. Motorcycles or scooters will not be sufficient.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license.
- Proof of automobile insurance carrying Hawaii minimum liability coverage levels.
- Access to a cellular phone with 4G data service and camera.
SEABIRD FIELD RESPONSE TEAM VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY EXPECTATIONS:
Working to help protected seabirds is an important job and
volunteers become part of a team effort. Therefore, volunteers are asked to commit
to being available to help for at least 1 four-hour activity session each
week, preferably the same days and times each week. This makes it easiest
for volunteers to know when they will be needed in advance and helps HMAR in
managing our critical response resources. It is important that the days and
times you commit to are reserved for HMAR volunteer activity because other team
members and protected marine animals are counting on you during the days and
times chosen. Depending on the needs of the team at the time, during your scheduled session(s) you'll be asked to respond seabirds that need help. In addition, we ask volunteers to attend mandatory trainings/meetings which occur about 2 times per year. We ask volunteers to commit to this level of activity for a minimum of 1 year.