Information for 2017 Volunteers

Welcome

Welcome and thank you for thinking about being a fabulous FOHI volunteer. Before you sign up, be sure to read our volunteer brochure  to learn what is expected of you. Also check out Volunteering at Hog Island and learn about past volunteer experiences. FOHI volunteers work hard and are a team. They rock! Bring a friend and share the joy.

FOHI volunteers keep the camp humming and are an integral part of its continuing success.  Our first camper session starts on May 28, 2017, but we have a pre-camp work session (May 21-26, 2017), when FOHI volunteers arrive early to open up the island and get it ready for campers. We look forward to your help, before, during, or after the main season. Think about staying for more than week! Or consider being a Whirlwind – arrive Friday morning to help clean and get ready for the next session, then stay overnight and leave on Saturday (about 5 hours of actual work).

Planning your trip

  1. General information – including lodging and dining
  2. Clothing and equipment list
  3. Reading list
  4. Driving directions – see also directions from Project Puffin
  5. Public transportation to Hog Island to Hog Island

Forms to complete

  1. FOHI Volunteer Contract 2017 (.doc)
  2. FOHI Travel Form (.doc)
  3. FOHI Medical Form (.doc)
  4. Adult Liability Release Form (PDF)
  5. Criminal background check (.doc) – for volunteers working during Teen Camps, June 11-16, June 18 – 23, July 9-14 and Family Camps, August 6-11 and August 13-18; on return envelope note: “ATTN: Rose Borzik” Please download form and complete on computer. Handwritten responses are often difficult to read. Many thanks. Note: all staff and volunteers require a background check for Teen and Family Camps

Please send completed forms either by e-mail (PDF) or snail mail to:

Email: juanitar@tidewater.net

Mail:
FOHI Volunteer Coordinator, Attn.: Juanita
12 Audubon Road
Bremen, ME 04551

If you have questions about the information required on these forms, contract, or your volunteer schedule, contact Juanita at juanitar@tidewater.net  or (207) 529-2355 office or (910) 233-8548 cell phone (unreliable signal), also try texting.

Additional information for campers

  1. Hog Island Bird Checklist (PDF) – compiled by Peter Vickery
  2. Hog Island eBird list
  3. Breeding Seabirds on offshore seabird islands (PDF)
  4. Tide charts – select “Muscongus Harbor”

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