Volunteering with S.T.O.P.

  Do you love Sea Turtles?

  • Interested in saving future generations of Endangered Sea Turtles?
  • Enjoy walking the beach?
  • Like the outdoors and not intimidated by the elements?
  • Willing to engage and educate the public?
  • Are you able to work well as Team member within a corporate structure and logistical methodology?
  • Do you have basic knowledge of  smartphones and computers?


If you answered “Yes” to all of these questions, Then apply to join our team today!


Position Information:


June – November


Broward County, Florida, USA


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able and willing to walk alone on beach.
  • Can lift and carry 15-30 lbs.
  • Commit to at least two 4-hour shifts a week or one 8-hour shift; between 8pm-4am weekly.
  • Have a Smartphone.
  • Attend a volunteer orientation.
  • Complete 40 hours of field training.
  • Become a member at volunteer orientation. Membership Fee includes the cost of one volunteer staff shirt and training material.


  • Conduct night patrols of approximately 2 miles of habitat monitoring multiple nests in your assigned area for your shift.
  • Rescue, recover and release disoriented hatchlings.
  • Collect statistical data of nesting habitat and hatchling disorientation.
  • Engage with and educate the general public on the nesting habitat.

What to expect:

Expect the Unexpected!!!!!


Apply Now for 2021 Sea Turtle Season! Click Here

Below is our tentative training schedule. Spaces are limited.

We have started reviewing applications if we still have spaces we will review applications for later in the season. 



If you have questions please email them to, volunteer@seaturtleop.net.


 Citizen’s Scientist Program - Join us for 5 nights

You are eligible to participate in this program with the purchase of a one-year membership.

The program is unlike any other marine conservation program!  If you love the environment and would like to work hands-on in the conservation of an endangered species and their habitats then you need to take a look at our program and/or share this with someone who fits this criteria. You don't have to be a Ph.D. Biologist or a Government Official! You just have to be an active member of our organization!
Spend 5 nights side by side with our rescue staff and experience what it’s like to be on the front lines of conservation of an endangered species! Our guests observe firsthand the perils hatchlings face on their critical journey to find the ocean. Life for sea turtles on a heavily urbanized nesting beach requires multiple conservation strategies. Unfortunately, that will always involve some form of regulated human interaction to aid in their population maintenance and possible population recovery.
Our rescue program plays a vital role in the conservation strategy for the Broward County sea turtle population recovery. We have saved the lives of over 250,000 sea turtle hatchlings disoriented away from the ocean by urban lighting. This remarkable accomplishment is attributed to being at the right place at the right time. The methodology is consistent because of how we deploy customized real-time data analysis.

For more information: Citizen Scientist