Land-Based Volunteer Programme

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for ReefX! ReefX is an initiative for recreational scuba divers to contribute towards reef conservation. The observational and baseline data we collect will offer a glimpse into long-term patterns and seasonal trends of marine life activities. 


Our volunteers are critical to the smooth running of our programme behind-the-scenes, and the overall success of the programme and organisation. If you are not a diver, no problem! We welcome people of all skill sets, backgrounds, ages and nationalities, with a shared love for marine conservation, strong work ethics and a can-do attitude! You will be given the opportunity to get hands-on with expedition planning, data recording, publicity and events, scientific support, and safety protocols. You may also get to join us on some dives! 


Volunteers with the relevant skills are invited to apply for the following roles:

1. Operations Volunteer

  • Booking of dive boat 

  • Rostering of guides

  • Communications with divers and signing trip info & waivers

  • Set up operational workflows


2. Scientific Volunteer (Marine Biology background required)

  • Ensure data accuracy of marine life ID 

  • Select survey dates 

  • Create syllabus for taxonomy class

  • Teach the theory sessions 1/month


3. Data Volunteer

  • Evaluate, set up and manage data input system

  • Ensure divers upload their data post-dive

  • Perform first-round of data checks and cleanup

  • Submit trip data to NParks and MS website team


4. Safety Volunteer

  • Write safety SOP

  • Ensure safety SOP is enforced

  • Write indemnity and waiver forms

  • Evaluate insurance providers and oversee implementation

  • Audits for safety process every quarter


5. Publicity Volunteer

  • Produce publicity materials for presentations, social media, website, events

  • Develop marketing plan to promote ReefX expeditions/events 

  • Manage pre and post-production process with filmmakers or designers 

  • Reach out to media, influencers, corporates, brands 


6. Events Volunteer

  • Coordinate attendance of participants and speakers

  • Arrange for venue (online or physical)

  • Manage logistics (eg. F&B, presentation materials, deliveries, etc)

  • Liaise with external vendors 

Points to note:

  • Tasks in each department can be split up amongst volunteers in that department

  • Volunteer positions are a non-paid role

  • Volunteers who are certified scuba divers are welcome to join the expedition dives at no cost, subject to space and funding availability

  • All volunteer positions are for the time commitment of approximately 4 hours a week from June to December 2022. 

  • Upon successful completion of the volunteer programme, volunteers will receive a Volunteer Recognition letter by Marine Stewards. 

  • Volunteers who demonstrate commitment, strong work ethics and aptitude will be selected to lead a team of volunteers. 

Volunteers are a valuable asset to our work, and in doing so, help to conserve our local reefs and marine life. If you are keen to apply for a volunteer position, please fill up the form below, and a team member will reach out to you. View our Volunteer Agreement.

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