B.E.A.C.H. is run entirely by volunteers
and help is always appreciated. The following volunteer opportunities are currently available:

Volunteer opportunity sorting macro and microplastic marine debris
B.E.A.C.H. welcomes volunteers to help sort and research macro and microplastic marine debris in Kaneohe. No experience needed, training will be provided.
Please call 393 2168 for more information.

Outreach and education
We are looking for some special people who love to interact with the public, to help us with volunteering at B.E.A.C.H. booth/information tables at outreach events. Volunteers are needed to help educate the public about marine debris, plastic reduction, set up displays and information tables with free handouts, give out information about B.E.A.C.H., help fundraise and more. No prior experience is necessary. Volunteers need to complete training consisting of a 2hr training session and 4hrs at an event. They also need to be current members of B.E.A.C.H.

Internships are on a completely volunteer basis only, as are all the positions with B.E.A.C.H., no one is paid. B.E.A.C.H. does not arrange accomodation. Interns can assist with any of the following activities:

Sorting, identifying, and recording data on different types of marine debris.

Marine debris sorting

Administrative assistance
Database entry and maintenance, grant writing, and basic bookkeeping.

Outreach and education
See description above.

Development of educational materials
Writing, illustrating, creating handouts for schools and the public to raise awareness of marine debris.

Educational presentations
Volunteers give presentations about marine debris and plastic reduction at beach clean-ups and to community groups.

Waianae Elementary School educational presentation Makapu`u Beach educational presentation

Board members
People who are interested in taking an active role in B.E.A.C.H. and are willing to donate 5 - 10 hours per month including a monthly B.E.A.C.H. meeting. Board members need to be current members of B.E.A.C.H. to serve on the board.

B.E.A.C.H. is a certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award from President Obama (up until Jan. 2017):

Minimum number of volunteer hours over a 12 month period to receive the:

Bronze Award:
50 hours - children (under 14 yrs.)
100 hours - adults

Silver Award:
75 hours - children
175 hours - young adults (15 - 25 yrs.)

250 hours - adults

Gold Award:
100 hours - children
250 hours - young adults

500 hours - adults

Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley

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