SDTTS is an all volunteer organization. As a member (or just a friend) of the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society, you are free to select your own level of involvement. Whether it be picking up and delivering rescued animals, providing foster care, helping with fund-raisers, or working on an event committee... you are always welcome to Volunteer for any one of many opportunities in the Society.
We are the new volunteer coordinators for SDTTS. Our names are Allison Moorehead and Judy Highfill. We have been involved with SDTTS for approximately 5 years, and have several tortoises of our own. We decided to become more involved when we realized the expanding need for volunteers within the organization. This is such a busy and important part of SDTTS, as we are totally staffed by volunteers, like ourselves.
There is a wide variety of opportunities available for anyone who wants to become more involved with SDTTS. Several are detailed below. We look forward to meeting new volunteers and increasing the interest in SDTTS members, and the community. for becoming volunteers. So please join us and get involved in this worthwhile cause, you’ll be glad you did. Please contact us with your questions and suggestions: Allison Moorehead or Judy Highfill firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities where your special talents are needed...
The Society newsletters have been a critical source of communication and instruction for the Society for four decades. Joining the newsletter are our award-winning website and email distributions. Our editor and our webmaster both are in need of writers and photographers. This opportunity is open to anyone and any age group. Your articles, news items, photos & short stories are greatly appreciated. We also encourage stories and photos from children. You can e-mail our editor at email@example.com.
We get calls to transport animals across town, across the county, and even out-of-state. Recently we picked up hundreds of Red-Eared Sliders from the State Fish and Game department in Los Angeles. And we have transported dislocated Desert Tortoises back and forth to Nevada and Arizona.
Help is needed in taking care of our orphan animals. If you have any room to keep turtles or tortoises, we need your help now. If you are able to keep a tortoise separate from yours that may be recovering from surgery or a respiratory disease, we will supply you with a heated house for the animal.
For the more experienced Turtle and Tortoise care-taker, help is needed in checking the yards and coordinating animals with perspective applicants. Training and guidance is provided. Learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOW AND EVENT COMMITTEE
This team coordinates our public appearances. Numerous opportunities are available at specific times of the year. We also have a position open now for someone to take our media presence to a new level and formalize our publicity: We need an outgoing person to develop media contacts and represent Society activities through public service announcements and articles.
It could be something as simple as manning a sales table or as complex as organizing a community event, such as a garage sale. We have a position open for Grant Writer and we need someone to track our projects for maintaining our current grants. Other opportunities are open to those who can develop other ways to raise money for the Society, to pay for the care of our animals and special growth projects.
For more VOLUNTEER INFORMATION, please e-mail us at email@example.com
SDTTS information table at Del Mar Home and Garden Show