Volunteer

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The application period for our 2017 Volunteer Field Experience is now closed. Thank you to those who applied. 
Interested in volunteering with DCP in the field? Contact us to find out if spaces are still available on summer eco-tours. These "vacations" are filled with opportunities to assist with DCP data collection and preliminary photo-ID work.
Questions? Email us at info{at}dcpmail{dot}org.

DCP has a number of opportunities available for volunteers wishing to help with our research and education efforts. We offer volunteer positions throughout the year either ‘on-site’ (i.e., at the DCP office in Port St Lucie, Florida), or ‘remote’ volunteers. Remote volunteers have the opportunity to help DCP by either assisting us over the internet, or by participating in DCP inspired activities in their local communities. Please note: we DO NOT offer volunteer opportunities for field  work: only Fieldwork Internships involve a field component. See our internships page for more info. For those interested in learning more about dolphins in the field, we encourage you to sign up for one of our eco-tours at either Bimini Island in The Bahamas, or Roatan in Honduras .


A strong attention to detail and an interest in dolphin behavior and conservation are a must for all volunteers, however prior experience is not. On site volunteers’ schedules vary on a case-by-case basis, although most volunteers consistently commit a minimum of ½ day per week for a minimum of 6 months. Inquiries for volunteers are generally accepted year-round, however, please see Current Openings below to learn what positions have already been filled. All volunteer positions with DCP are UNPAID. At this time, we cannot offer lodging to on-site volunteers. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation between their housing and the DCP office and should be advised that there is little to no public transportation in the area. For this reason, many of our on-site volunteers are from the South Florida area. On-site volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

All volunteers who will be working with DCP at our offices are required to complete a Volunteer Training Session which will be held at regular intervals at the DCP office in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Training sessions are scheduled as needed on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis. Email DCP for information on the next session planned (info {at} dcpmail {dot} org).

Current Openings

Data Analysis Volunteer

Where: DCP Office in Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA
When: Ongoing/Variable
Status: Email for more information (info {at} dcpmail {dot} org)
Application Deadline: NA
Description: Work alongside DCP researchers and interns on a variety of data analysis projects (training provided) that include logging video tapes, behavioral event sampling, data entry, sound digitizing and analyses, endnote & library updates and filing, etc.

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Regional Dolphin-Club Leaders

Where: Your local community
When: Ongoing
Status: Accepting Applications - Email for more information (info {at} dcpmail {dot} org)
Application Deadline: ongoing
Description: We are looking for enthusiastic young leaders to create their own local Dolphin-Clubs helping to promote dolphin science. Using episodes of The Dolphin Pod, the DCP newsletters and other material provided by DCP, club leaders will organize weekly/monthly meetings of the Dolphin-Club, provide presentations to Dolphin-Club Members, and take the initiative in inspiring your people to learn about dolphins and dolphin conservation issues. Leaders will pose and ask questions to Club Members, and make use of the DCP Online Forum to discuss subjects in depth as well as seek advice from DCP research associates. The Club Leader will be responsible for finding Club Members, setting up a time and a place to meet and assembling the material used during meetings.
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Translation Supervisor

Where: Online
When: Ongoing
Status: Accepting Applications - Email for more information (info {at} dcpmail {dot} org)
Application Deadline: ongoing
Description: We are looking for a translation supervisor to help translate the DCP website into lots of different languages (e.g., German, Chinese, Japanese, French). The supervisor will help find volunteers to translate pages of the DCP website and other DCP material into several foreign languages. The supervisors will help locate volunteers and coordinate the translation material.
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Fundraiser

Where: Your local community and/or online
When: Ongoing
Status: Accepting Applications - Email for more information (info {at} dcpmail {dot} org)
Application Deadline: ongoing
Description: We are looking for volunteers to help DCP to raise the money required to conduct our research and develop education programs. As a fundraiser, you will encourage members of the public to become members of DCP, to purchase adopt-a-dolphin kits and to register for eco-tours, and create donation collection campaigns.
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How to Apply


Email (info {at} dcpmail {dot} org) to inquire about on-site and remote volunteer opportunities – be sure to specify which volunteer position(s) you are interested in. Please include a description of yourself and tell us why you think you would be the right person for the job.


 

Contact Us

Write to us via snail-mail at:

Dolphin Communication Project
P.O. Box 7485
Port St. Lucie, FL, 34985
USA

Email us:

info {at} dcpmail {dot} org

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