If you’re looking for something exciting and rewarding to do this spring and summer, consider volunteering at the new Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.
Positions include helping visitors in the pier house, assisting the education staff during programs and yes, even some jobs out on the pier.
Visitor, Member Services Coordinator Christiane Deaton says she’s looking for a few good folks this season. If you’re interested, send her a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-255-1501 for more information.
Visitor Services and Tank Interpreter: Provides interpretive information about the animals in the tanks. Provides answers to common beachcombing and marine science questions. Visitor Services and Tank Interpreters should be able to give suggestions to guests about local activities and attractions. These individuals should be outgoing and willing to engage with visitors to the Pier.
Ethical Anglers: Provides ethical angling tips and practices to the public by both coaching and example. Anglers will be able to speak to guests about the local species and help supplement education staff during the pier fishing classes. Anglers are encouraged to fish on the pier and to be a help to guests with catching, releasing and cleaning fish.
Special Activities: Helps with classes and activities such as Catch It, Clean It, Cook It or Ocean Treasures jewelry making. Volunteers may assist Pier visitors at craft tables during special events and help behind the scenes with administrative tasks and event preparation. All materials and training are provided.
Discovery Cart Volunteer: Discovery carts are hands-on, portable education stations. Volunteers encourage visitors to touch items and ask questions. Volunteers should be outgoing and willing to engage with visitors to the Pier.
Horticulture Assistant: Assists horticulture staff with various outdoor activities including grounds keeping, watering of plants, re-potting, landscape maintenance, plant propagation and setting new plants.
Weekend Warrior: Works on Saturdays and Sundays at the tanks, for Special Events, Ethical Angling and with Discovery Carts. Volunteers should be outgoing, self-starters who are willing to engage with visitors. This is a critical need for the Pier and special appreciation is given.
Operations Support: Works with the operations staff to help maintain this leading edge pier. Work on various projects both indoors and out. Volunteers should have a basic knowledge of various hand tools and must be able to lift and tote up to 50-pounds.
Behind the Scenes Volunteer: Works behind the scenes on administrative projects that support our Educators, Special Activities, and Visitor Services staff. Volunteers may work on long term projects like scanning photos and creating a data base or short term projects like putting name tags together or cutting crafts for a kids’ camp. Behind the scenes volunteers are invaluable.