Friday, April 30, 2010

Oil Spill Volunteer Toolkit

Surfrider recently created this toolkit to assist our chapters and the public in how to get involved with response and cleanup efforts for spills. This is general in nature and not specific to the current Gulf Coast crisis.

Please remember to coordinate with your local response agencies, as they will offer volunteer training. While the environmental damage can be devastating, oil is a hazardous material, so please stay safe.

6 comments:

Darlene said...

This is fantastic. Consider adding it to the ScienceForCitizens.net project finder so even more people can learn how to get involved.

Anonymous said...

the message heard when the volunteer coordination phone number 866-448-5816 called sounds like a PR spot for BP. i was given this number buy 4 different nonprofit bird rescue organizations and the Coast Guard. it seems to be the official volunteer info line for this spill. i was turned off and did NOT leave contact information. i will find another route to help. if we want folks to volunteer -perhaps the message on the official coordinating line should sound less of an image protector for BP. listen to it! i'm sure there are others that have been turned off by this.

enigma4ever said...

Great kit-I will RT, I also think we need to encourage people to get sturdy rubber gloves , masks, bandanas and carry First Aid kit. Make sure boots have grip and are study.

Chad Nelsen said...

If anyone finds a better number to direct volunteers please post it!

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Drew said...

I just called the number (866)448-5816 and a live person answered the phone - this is 4:19pm on Sunday.