Head Volunteer Job Description

Hey guys, are you reminiscing the days you were here at Bubbles, having your first close encounter with a nesting turtle? Or releasing your first hatchling, and see it swim into the darkness of the ocean.  Bubbles Dive Resort is looking for Head Volunteers for our Turtle and Reef Conservation Project. The all new program will now encompass managing and maintaining our own hatchery, and we have taken on the task of replanting our house reef.

The head volunteer will assist the chief facilitator in organizing and managing daily activities. More importantly, you will be the in-charge of the overnight turtle/poacher watch. You will be certified as an Eco-diver, well equipped to collect and execute reef checks and reef surveys.  Over the duration of the 4 weeks, you will be orientated on the project and will work hand-in-hand with the chief facilitator, providing an added dimension of experience and opinion to the execution of the project.

Look no further, contact us at info@bubbles.com to find out more!

Job Description

–        Assist Chief Facilitator in daily duties. Organize task and manage duty roster for volunteers.

–        Data collation. Systematic data collation for turtle nests, hatchery information, reef surveys and waste management.

–        Blog collation/entry.

–        IC for turtle/poacher watch. Daily overnight watch from midnight to 7 am. Manage volunteer teams on nightly watch. The go-to person whenever there is any action at night!

Period Available

Each slot will be available for a duration of 4 weeks, the dates only serve as a rough guide. However, try to stick to within 3 days difference of each slot to allow logistical ease.  Each slot will also come with different tasks and job requirement based on the turtle nesting season.

March: 01/03/12 – 29/03/12

This slot involves mainly the setting up of hatchery and groundwork for the year’s project.

–        Locating a suitable site within the resort for hatchery and preparing nest for incoming eggs

–        Clean up and maintain different sectors along the beach

–        Set up eco-garden

–        Sort and prepare volunteer crew pack and night watch kit

–        Set up and build underwater artificial reef site to prepare for transplanting and growth

–        Will involve lesser of overnight watch

April: 28/03/12 – 25/04/12

–        Daily overnight turtle and poacher patrol

–        Hatchery maintenance

–        Eco-garden maintenance

–        Reef survey and coral replanting

May: 24/04/12 – 22/05/12

–        Daily overnight turtle and poacher patrol

–        Hatchery maintenance

–        Eco-garden maintenance

–        Reef survey and coral replanting

Early June: 21/05/12 – 18/06/12

–        Daily overnight turtle and poacher patrol

–        Hatchery maintenance

–        Eco-garden maintenance

–        Reef survey and coral replanting

Late June: 17/06/12 – 08/07/12

–        Daily overnight turtle and poacher patrol

–        Hatchery maintenance

–        Eco-garden maintenance

–        Reef survey and coral replanting

July: 07/07/12 – 04/08/12

–        Daily overnight turtle and poacher patrol

–        Hatchery maintenance

–        Eco-garden maintenance

–        Reef survey and coral replanting

–        Hatchling period

August: 03/08/12 – 31/08/12

–        Daily overnight turtle and poacher patrol

–        Hatchery maintenance

–        Eco-garden maintenance

–        Reef survey and coral replanting

–        Hatchling period

September: 30/08/12 – 27/09/12

–        Daily overnight turtle and poacher patrol

–        Hatchery maintenance

–        Eco-garden maintenance

–        Reef survey and coral replanting

–        Hatchling period

October: 26/09/12 – 24/10/12

–        End of season maintenance

–        keep, retrieve and inventorize equipment and final collation of data

–        data summary and interpretation

Terms and Conditions

–        Applicants will undergo interview and selection

–        Free food and accommodation will be provided

–        Free 1x ferry return to Kuala Besut-Bubbles-Kuala Besut

–        Prerequisite to be at least an Open Water diver (good to be an Advance Open Water)

–        Eco-diver training will be provided upon evaluation of diving skills

–        Leisure dives are not included and have to be paid for by self

–        Head volunteer are responsible for finishing tasks and duties given to them

–        Daily overnight turtle/poacher watch (0000 – 0700), except for first and last slots

–        2 break days over the duration of 4 weeks upon completion of duties

–        Head volunteer expected to lead by example and be a role model for fellow volunteers and guests

–        Project directors retain the right to issue warnings and remove individuals from post if deemed unsuitable for role or incompletion of expected duties

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