Orca Network Volunteer Opportunities
Whale Sighting Network
Track whales from land based sighting locations and educate others on shore about the whales, their habitat, salmon issues, boater regulations etc. When we know whales are in the area, we send out alerts to our volunteers who, whenever possible, get out to scout and track the whales’ travels and behaviors. This information is then reported back to Orca Network, which then gets included in our sightings report and is shared with the general public, researchers, educators and others. Volunteers will receive a short training. Alisa Lemire Brooks coordinates this program as well as some Orca Network events off Whidbey Island; contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Langley Whale Center
Volunteer Docents work six-hour shifts (half shifts available), one to two days per month. We schedule two Docents for each day, and the Center is open 11- 5, Thursdays through Mondays. Duties include greeting and counting visitors, explaining educational exhibits and gift shop sales. We will provide training. We also coordinate Youth Activities and Docents. Wendy Sines coordinates the Whale Center Volunteers; contact her at email@example.com
Orca Network Events
Orca Network hosts and participates in a number of events annually on Whidbey Island and the greater Puget Sound region. These events include workshops, seminars, fairs and festivals, school science fairs, trade shows, demonstrations etc. Most events require volunteers to help set up and take down, and help at the event such as: tabling educational displays, helping with food, silent auction, sales, registration. We sometimes have volunteer opportunities prior to an event. Cindy Hansen coordinates the events; contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whale Scout Helpin' Out Restoration Events
October 6th: Volunteer work party and salmon viewing.
10 am - 1 pm Restoration tasks available for every age and ability as you work shoulder-to-shoulder with your family and neighbors - and with new friends you haven't met yet!
1 pm - 2 pm - Walk (or drive) to North Creek to cheer salmon on their journey upstream!
October 20th: Whale Scout Helpin' Out Maury Island Marine Park
Join us on beautiful Maury Island as we continue helping King County Parks with restoration work at the Maury Island Marine Park, King County's longest stretch of undeveloped shoreline! This beautiful spot was once the site of a gravel mine. Our work will help add trees restoring the natural erosional processes that bring just the right about of sediment down into the nearshore for small fish to grow up and become orca food.