Monday, June 14, 2010

Project Semakau Volunteer Recruitment

Project Semakau is recruiting volunteers again!

Project Semakau is a community involvement and conservation project, driven by volunteer-based research led by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, to collect data on the biodiversity of Pulau Semakau so as to realise and enhance the island's value as a nature education and conservation site. This project is kindly sponsored by HSBC, and was launched on 14 Nov 2008.

Since then, we have recruited and train many volunteers from HSBC, NUS, NTU, various secondary schools and members of the public to assist with surveying the biodiversity of the island and monitoring the ecological changes. More details of the project can be found at

Training will be provided to ensure that volunteers are equipped with the knowledge required to assist with the research work on the island. To find out what you can see at Semakau, check out

Who can join?
Anyone with a passion for nature conservation and is 14 years old and above may join.

What will I be required to do as a volunteer?
As a volunteer, you will be required to:
A) Attend a classroom training, a biodiversity survey field trip, and a monitoring field trip.

  1. Classroom training at NUS on 22 July 2010, 7-9pm
  2. Biodiversity survey training at Pulau Semakau on 31 July (Sat) 5am-12pm, or 11 Sep (Sat) 4-10pm
  3. Monitoring survey training at Pulau Semakau on 14 Aug (Sat) 5.30am-12.30pm, or 6 Nov (Sat) 2.30-8.30pm.
B) Attend at least 6 surveys a year. Please note that for some of our surveys, you will be required to meet very early in the morning, such as 4.30am. Transport allowance will be provided. Please ensure that you are able to commit and come for such early morning trips before you sign up as a volunteer.

How to sign up?
To sign up as a volunteer, please send to by 9 July 2010:
- Full name
- NRIC or passport number
- Gender
- Nationality
- Date of birth
- Mobile number
- Home number
- Occupation
- Email address you prefer to be contacted at
- Name and contact of next of kin (for emergency contact)

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