VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Marine Stewards! 

Volunteers are critical to the smooth running of our organisation and programmes behind-the-scenes, and the real driver of the success and impact of Marine Stewards. 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, publicity and events, scientific support, website etc. You may also get to join some of our activities without charge!

CURRENT AVAILABLE ROLES

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

1. Grants Volunteer 

  • Identify and apply for relevant grants 

  • Be assisted by Thrive Social Consulting 

  • Supported by a VIA student team (if you like)

 

2. Sponsors and Donors Volunteer

  • Reach out to corporate sponsors and follow up with them 

  • Donor management - keep contact with sponsors and donors to ensure deliverables are met 

  • Be involved in any fund-raising events 

  • Supported by a VIA student team (if you like)

  • Requirement: Good written English, min 2 years professional working experience

3. 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 

4. Web Volunteer 

  • Update the Sustainable Fishing Guidelines webpage

  • Other web edits 

  • Requirement: Familiarity with WIX platform 

5. Accounts and Book-keeping 

  • Set up bank transactions for approval 

  • Maintain book-keeping ledger (currently using excel) - we currently have about 10 to 30 transactions a month 

  • Assist in audit matters 

  • Issue invoices and receipts as needed (less than 5 a month) 

  • Requirement: 2 years experience in an accounting role, knowledge of bookkeeping 

  • Note: This is a 6 month to 1 year volunteer position, roughly it will take not more than 4 hours a week  
     

6. Students - VIA

  • We welcome student groups to do their VIA (Values in Action) with us! 

  • VIA groups will be assigned based on the prevailing needs of the organisation, currently they are: Publicity, Funding, Sustainable Fishing, Events teams etc 

  • Email to hello@marinestewards.org if you would like to join 

POINTS TO NOTE

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

  • Volunteer positions are a non-paid role

  • All volunteer positions are for the time commitment of approximately 3 to 4 hours a week, for a minimum of 3 months  

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

  • Volunteers who demonstrate outstanding commitment, strong work ethics and aptitude for a year or more may be invited to join our Management Board 

  • Membership: Because volunteers are officially representing Marine Stewards, you are required to have a current membership with Marine Stewards. The 1-year membership includes a cap, while the 2-year membership includes a cap and jersey that you can wear to our events. You may use coupon code: MSS20 for $20 off our membership here

  • Volunteers will be required to sign our Volunteer Agreement.

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.

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