Become a Volunteer!



We seek motivated, friendly, and reliable volunteers to help us achieve our vision of championing the sustainability of barrier islands through environmental research and stewardship. Island visitors and residents are invited to join the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s team by becoming a volunteer! 

Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age to volunteer on their own, although younger volunteers are welcome to assist alongside a parent or guardian. For teens and high school students, we are also able to offer externship and job shadowing opportunities on a case-by-case basis. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out this volunteer interest form and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with available options that best fit your skills and interests. 

CONSERVATION  

Conservation volunteers collect data as citizen scientists, clean labware/lab spaces, assist with data archiving, or help set up runways for our sea turtle protection program.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, 
please fill out this 
volunteer interest form

EDUCATION

Education volunteers interact with visitors as exhibit interpreters, assist with field trips, help out with camps/programs, organize education materials, or direct visitors around campus as Conservancy Docents

​If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out this  volunteer interest form
 

EVENTS

Event volunteers help Turtle Trots run smoothly, assist with Fishing School and other seasonal events at BHIC, or become outreach assistants and represent the Conservancy at outreach events in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties.

​If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out this  volunteer interest form

RETAIL/MARKETING

Retail volunteers work alongside our team in our gift shop, Turtle Central, and Marketing volunteers assist our team by packaging adopt-a’s or creating social media content. 

​If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out this  volunteer interest form

INTERN SUPPORT

Island residents provide support to our hard-working interns by serving as intern career mentors or signing up to donate a meal.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out this  volunteer interest form