Volunteers needed for Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s TurtleFest 2019

Volunteers needed for Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s
TurtleFest 2019 – Oceans of Opportunity

Love the ocean, craft food and beer, local art and stellar music? Join Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Palm Beach County’s largest ocean conservation festival – the 16th Annual TurtleFest!

This FREE, ocean-inspired festival, located at LMC and the surrounding Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach, anticipates over 10,000 people throughout the day to celebrate and learn about ocean conservation.

Because this is a large-scale event, it requires many hardworking and dedicated volunteers for the day. The Center will need volunteers more than ever this year to help make TurtleFest the best one yet!

TurtleFest will feature local vendors and art, games, conservation-friendly activities, live music, craft food and beer, up-close interactions with the Center’s sea turtle patients and so much more.

Volunteers can choose a four-and-a-half-hour shift in the morning or afternoon and will receive a free meal courtesy of sponsor, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and a TurtleFest t-shirt. Volunteers are also welcome to enjoy the festival before or after their shift.

Interested in Volunteering? Those interested in being a TurtleFest volunteer in a variety of capacities can fill out an online application at marinelife.org/turtlefest or email Sera Brown, volunteer coordinator, at sbrown@marinelife.org.

Interested in being a Vendor? LMC is also looking for artists to exhibit at the festival and vendors to sell eco-friendly, coastal-inspired merchandise. Visit marinelife.org/turtlefest or email Cassidy Sparks, social media and marketing coordinator, at csparks@marinelife.org to participate as a vendor.

Sponsorship Opportunities: For TurtleFest sponsorship opportunities, contact Tracy Gulick, director of development, at tgulick@marinelife.org.

Are you a member of the media? Members of the media interested in covering TurtleFest 2019 should contact Carla B. Mroz, public relations and communications manager, at cmroz@marinelife.org or (561) 627-8280 ext. 124.


About Loggerhead Marinelife Center:

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with 76 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are core to its mission of ocean conservation. The Center is expanding and has launched its Waves of Progress capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify LMC’s conservation and education impact. When complete, the facility will offer one of the world’s most advanced and unique experiences for guests and scientific partners. For more information, visit marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.