Reef Ambassador Application (Whitsunday Sept - October 2020)
Thanks for your interest in becoming a Reef Ambassador!

Long-term citizen science reef health monitoring, and community engagement is the core of what we do. As such, this program supports regional capacity building and we are seeking volunteers who live locally and wish to stay involved over multiple events, projects and seasons.

We only offer a limited number of training courses each year and whilst we already think you are awesome for wanting to get involved, unfortunately, we cannot accept every applicant. Your application will be reviewed and we'll advise you of the status. Don't worry, there are plenty of additional opportunities to get involved!

If you'd like further information about the Reef Check Australia Ambassador program see further details at: https://www.reefcheckaustralia.org/reef_ambassadors

PLEASE NOTE: There is a course fee of $100 payable upon acceptance into the course, to confirm your spot. To participate in a Reef Ambassador training course, you must be able to attend all virtual training dates PLUS a field trip component and be willing to commit to at least 6 months of volunteering.

Virtual training dates: Tuesday 29th September, 5-7pm and Tuesday 6th October, 5-7pm.

Field Trip options (at least one is compulsory:
a) Join us for the weekend of 9th - 11th of October in the Whitsundays on a liveaboard (please note there is a $150 cost for this field trip component) or
b) Join us for a community engagement stall at the Airlie Beach markets on Saturday 17th October (no extra costs)
c) Join us for a beach and underwater cleanup on Sunday 18th October at Hook Island (no extra costs)

Also note that prior to starting this application that you will need to have a copy of a current resume ready to complete this application.

Applications close: September 27th, 2020.
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Your Full Name *
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Date of Birth *
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Please confirm that you can participate in both days of online training: Tues 29th Sept & Tues 6th Oct 5-7pm *
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Please indicate which field component you intend to join us for (at least one is compulsory): *
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Why do you want to be a Reef Ambassador? (<150 words) *
How would you describe yourself in 3 words? *
What are three messages you think are really important to share with the community about reefs and reef conservation? (<100 words) *
Briefly outline an idea for a reef education or conservation project you would like to help develop for your community. Please specify. (<100 words) *
Do you have experience with the following activities? (It's okay if you don't, but please provide a bit more info below if you do!) *
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Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your skills listed above?
Do you have the following skills/qualifications?
List three skills that you want to develop through your Reef Ambassador training. (<100 words) *
What is your availability to volunteer? *
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Is there any legal impediment on you being able to be engaged as a volunteer in this program? *
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Do you have a reliable source of transportation (car, public transport)? *
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Please list a personal or professional referee and their details (name, phone, email) *
How did you hear about volunteering with Reef Check Australia? *
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