Volunteer Opportunities



The Bald Head Island Conservancy has many areas where volunteers can make a difference!

Campus Volunteer

Campus Volunteer



Help us keep our campus beautiful!  If you would be interested in assisting our Campus Manager, Mike Thomasen, with ad hoc campus work and projects, such as painting or repair work, please let us know!  


Interested?  Call 910-457-0089 and ask for Mike for more information.

Conservation Volunteer

Conservation Volunteer



Interested in the conservation of BHI?  Help us build and maintain oyster beds in the creeks!
 


Interested?  Email /volunteer-opportunities or call 910-457-0089 for more information.

Education Volunteer

Education Volunteer



There are a variety of education volunteer opportunities!  As an education volunteer, you could do one of the following: 

  • Greet campus visitors while holding one of our educational animals
  • Host informational sessions about the Conservancy at Wildlife Overlook
  • Lead some of our educational programs, such as Touch Tank or Reptile Roundup
  • Assist with other educational programs, such as Island Nature Tour and Birding 
  • Assist with some of our summer kids camps (primarily for high school students)

Interested?  Email /volunteer-opportunities or call 910-457-0089 for more information.

Intern Mentor

Intern Mentor



Want to make a difference? You can play a major role in our interns professional and personal development!  First introduced in 2015, 
the intern mentor program pairs a summer intern with a BHI mentor (someone who has an interest in the BHI Conservancy's mission and who is a frequent island visitor) to form a relationship that provides him/her with:

  • Professional and educational guidance
  • Summer project input and ensuring that it benefits the BHI community
  • Gathering feedback about the internship/summer spent at the Conservancy

Interested?  Email /volunteer-opportunities or call 910-457-0089 for more information.

Preservation Volunteer

Preservation Volunteer



Have you ever walked the beautiful trails of BHI?  These trails are always in need of maintenance and clearing.  Help us keep them clear and neat for the public.


Interested?  Email /volunteer-opportunities or call 910-457-0089 for more information.

Sea Turtle Nest Monitor

Sea Turtle Nest Monitor



Our nest monitors are vital to the success of our Sea Turtle Protection Program!  As a nest monitor, you would watch the nest nightly during hatching season and lead the hatching event by assisting the hatchlings to sea and ensuring that the crowd does not interfere.  Then, three days later, you will assist with the nest excavation event.  


Interested?  Email Suzi Buzzard at /volunteer-opportunities or call 910-457-0089 for more information.

Turtle Central Gift Shop Volunteer

Turtle Central Gift Shop Volunteer



If you love meeting new people and working around exciting retail merchandise in a dynamic, fun environment, this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.  Turtle Central serves as the Gateway to the Conservancy and what better place to share your love of the island and its inhabitants with a captive audience.

Interested?  Email Susan Baker at /volunteer-opportunitiesDonna Patterson at /volunteer-opportunities, or call 910-457-0917 for more information.

Turtle Trot 5K Volunteer

Turtle Trot Volunteer



There are a variety of different ways to help out with a Turtle Trot 5K.   You can be a course direction attendant, registration helper, or water table attendant. Our Turtle Trot 5K's take place on holiday weekends and every Wednesday during the summer months.  If you will be on island for any of our Turtle Trots and you want to help out, please let us know!  For more information and the dates of the Turtle Trots, click here.

Interested?  Email Al Buzzard at /volunteer-opportunities or call 910-457-0089 for more information.