It’s a normal part of every summer vacation: Head to the beach, pick up a few seashells, and take them home as keepsakes.
S/he should’t sell (or collect) seashells from the seashore.
Zoox Experience Programme Ads
Me and Photoshop/ Illustrator have been best friends lately. What do you guys think? Do they show how awesome our volunteer programme is? Because it is. Or I wouldn’t be here.
New Zoox Website
Don’t mind my shameless work plug:
We’ve just launched the new Zoox website! Please check it out - we focus on the professional development of volunteers who want to develop their skill set for a successful career in marine conservation, whilst supporting high-impact conservation projects like Green Fins.
We’ve got 8-week experience programmes in SE Asia, or one day training courses in the UK.
I might be bias because I now work for them, but I did the volunteer programme and it was rewarding in it’s entirety. They’ve kept me on, and now I get to share that experience with all our volunteers!
You don’t have to be a marine biologist, conservation needs people from all backgrounds. But to do the experience programme, you do need to be a confident diver with at least 50 logged dives,
Check out the shiny new website: www.zoox.org.uk
NB. Many of the photos were taken by the charismatic and highly talented Neil Wilkinson.
Sam Craven is a marine conservation specialist fighting for the marine ecosystems of the Philippines by educating divers and dive centers on how to properly take care of the environment.
Thanks to my ex-Volunteer Rietta for interviewing me for her blog <3
THIS. Yes. You’re totally right. Not having any design skills is a battle I face at work every day! Many small NGOs just don’t have the budget for marketing/ design and if you can bring those skills in as well you’re very valuable!
Our Blue 2.0 by The Tank Bangers
Because everybody needs a little oceaninspiration on a Monday.
Shameless plug of the new Zoox video.
If you are interested in a career in marine conservation, Zoox is a volunteer programme that gives you hands on experience in a real conservation project, as well as training and professional development to help you dive into your career!
This is what I do guys! Want to join?
Those of you who know me will probably have had the bad fortune of having to listen to me try to explain what it is I do. My boss Chloe knocks any attempt of mine out the water, eloquently explaining the link between Green Fins and Zoox.
For those of you who don’t know me - here is an article on how a couple have not only forged their dream career in marine conservation, but identified pitfalls in the conservation volunteer experience and started Zoox to combat it.
At the end of the day, when you are looking to volunteer for a project, ask yourself "is the project there for the volunteers, or are the volunteers there for the project?" The latter is more sustainable and will generally result in a better quality experience for all involved.
We thought this was worth sharing to you guys. See that photo above? Those are mangroves. There’s a photo exhibit raising awareness on the state of mangroves in the Philippines.
Check out the details here.
Beautiful. People of Cebu - go check it out.
Are any of you looking for work experience and skill development for marine conservation?
If you’ve done a science degree but haven’t got much work experience, or if you’ve done lots of work experience, but didn’t do a marine science degree, but still want to get into conservation - Zoox might be perfect for you.
Doing the Zoox Experience Programme will give you intensive and unique training on the basics of marine conservation, then you embark on a six-week work experience helping to coordinate a real conservation project on the ground, and carrying out personal conservation projects aimed to develop the skills that you need to fill in on your CV!
This was my dream internship. Now it’s my dream job. Check it out!