Volunteering to Save Sharks from Extinction

Shark Stewards is a grass (kelp) roots organization relying on volunteer energy to save sharks and protect ocean habitat. We always have hands on need during our online events, planning, science and outreach events. Now that COVID is fading, we will continue our beach clean ups, World Oceans Day and Sharktoberfest celebrations. But we astillso rely on virtual volunteers for our education program, grant writing and outreach. With petitions and social media you can help us from anywhere in the world by sharing our causes, shares and likes.

Sharks Need You!

Shark Stewards is seeking organized, committed individuals to communicate and develop our shark team.

We are seeking a person or persons who can spend 4 hours/week working with our director to:

  • coordinate our volunteer email communications;
  • develop new volunteers;
  • reach out to donors or sponsors;
  • Grant writer/Development lead
  • help coordinate activities and manage activities;
  • be creative and have fun communicating shark and marine protection including MPA dives, Shark Watch and other campaigns;
  • build our network to advance the shark stewards mission saving sharks from the shark fin trade and overfishing, and establish marine protected areas.
Oceanographic Sampling in our California MPAs

Development Coordinator

A necessary requirement to perpetuate our mission is funding. Our organization is currently supported by grants and donations with some corporate sponsorship. To build our program with the objective of hiring a staff member, we are seeking experienced volunteers with grant writing and donor/corporate development to help build capacity.  We are hoping to build a personal relationship and build capacity so that our shark conservation success will endure.

The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Director to:

  • help refine new and existing grant language;
  • research new foundations for the Coral Triangle Sharks, MPA, marine debris and education programs;
  • work with donors to develop the shark conservation campaign;
  • expand on corporate program to fund the SE Asia Shark Conservation Campaign;
  • plan fundraisers including a donor events, online fundraisers and other.

Education Lead

We are seeking to build our education program reaching more schools and youth in the Bay Area. We are seeking experienced educators or communicators to flesh out our existing materials into lesson plans or activities around sharks, ecosystems and marine protection.

The lead will work closely with the Director to:

  • help refine existing content;
  • develop web content for MPA, marine debris (butt) and education programs;
  • develop activities to support the shark fin campaign;
  • research funding potential to support the education programs;
  • develop handouts, infographs or other shark content.

Media Devlopment Lead

Shark Stewards has the ability to produce and edit high definition media content. We are seeking someone experienced in story telling, photographic or video experience, and editing experience to hep develop short incisive content to support shark conservation and our brand.

The lead will work closely with the Director to:

  • produce a series of shorts on shark adventure and conservation;
  • digital editing skills in Creative Pro or Final Cut Pro
  • experience behind the camera;
  • organize, help with digital assets management;
  • creative content development, unique POV;
  • digitize media for you tube and web uploads;
  • research funding potential for development of a longer film.