What are the benefits?
- Take an active role in ocean conservation.
- Make new friends with similar interests.
- Gain real-life work experience.
- Continue your education through ongoing training lectures and classes.
- Volunteer recognition party and rewards.
- Exclusive head-started, jump-start and hatchling release programmes for CTCEC volunteers.
Volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age. CTCECAnimal Care volunteers must be at least eighteen years of age and have graduated from high school. No experience is necessary and training will be provided.
( Please Note: If you are under 16 years of age, your application will still submit, but you will not be eligible if this requirement is not fulfilled. )
How to become a volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CTCEC! Not only do we love welcoming in individuals who are also passionate about ocean and marine conservation, but we’re thrilled you’ve chosen us as your amazing community of volunteers to consider donating your talents and time to.
Provide a Clean Police Certificate
Obtain a Darkness to Light Certification from Red Cross.
Fill The Form
Fill out and submit the online volunteer application form(s).
Following submission, please keep an eye on your email address entered in the application for further information.
Arrange an interview
One of our volunteer recruitment specialists will get back you as quickly as possible.
Our volunteer recruitment specialist will arrange an interview and advise of our volunteer orientation sessions.
Even if a fit is not found initially, we encourage those interested to stay on our applicant list for future opportunities to attend a group interview
List of Opportunities
As an education docent, you will be an ambassador for sea turtles by educating visitors about our mission, current sea turtle release programmes, and other conservation efforts. We ask that all education docents are comfortable and willing to help learn and facilitate CTCEC conservation programs. Depending on events taking place at the Centre, programs could include Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Fish Feedings, Guided Tours, Turtle Releases (both Private or Public)Hatchling Releases, and other events. Turtle Release and Hatchling Release volunteers must be active CTCEC volunteers for at least six months prior to the start of sea turtle nesting season and must maintain their weekly shift in addition to these special programs.
Store volunteers assist visitors with their unique gift selections. Outgoing, personable individuals are welcome. A majority of this volunteer position includes facilitating the in-person sea turtle adoption process, and cleaning/inventory may occasionally be needed. Gift Store volunteers will gain practical retail experience while helping the gift store continue its level of success.
Guest services are the first impression of Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Center (CTCEC) to our visitors. Greeters welcome guests, provide information and answer questions to enhance the (CTCEC) visitor experience. If you are an outgoing individual with a passion for ocean conservation, you are a perfect fit for guest services at (CTCEC)!
Conservation Department volunteers work with staff on ongoing initiatives focused on ocean conservation and pollution prevention. Tasks include Sea Turtle Releases and Hatchling Releases. For more information on this please apply.