Volunteers are the lifeblood of Tampa Bay Watch! They accomplish restoration and protection activities we could never afford hired staff to complete. Youth and adult volunteers are involved each year in a variety of hands-on habitat restoration projects such as oyster dome construction, oyster shell bar installation, salt marsh plantings and coastal cleanups to help the bay recover from its devastating environmental problems. Volunteers of all ages participate in our projects. Our coastal cleanups and salt marsh plantings are family-friendly and open to all ages. If you would like to be kept informed of our numerous volunteer opportunities, complete our online registration so you will receive our weekly email message which advertises our upcoming environmental restoration projects.


Contact Rachel Arndt, communications coordinator, with questions about any of these upcoming events! Call 727-867-8166, extension 233, or Click here to Email Rachel.


Are you interested in volunteering as a group such as with your office, club or school?

Please click here to complete our online group volunteer form to reach our Volunteer Coordinator with more details.


Our volunteer projects have slowed down due to the summer heat.

Fall project dates will be announced soon. Please stay tuned!

Register for the 24th Annual Great Bay Scallop Search!

Saturday, August 26

9 am - 1 pm

Don your snorkel and sign up quickly: The Great Bay Scallop Search date has been set for Saturday, August 26. We are recruiting 200 volunteer snorkelers to search for scallops in select areas within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa Bay. The goal of the event is to monitor and document the health and status of the bay scallop population. Sign up fast for this free event, and help us tally up the bay scallop population in Tampa Bay!

We mainly recruit volunteers with shallow draft boats, but we have limited spots for canoes and kayaks. We also accommodate volunteer snorkelers without boats by matching them with boaters who have room aboard their vessel.


Click here to read more about the Scallop Search.​


Registration fills up very quickly, so don't hesitate to sign up today!


Click here to register your boat.​

To register for your canoe or kayak -- Registration is FULL for canoes/kayaks

To register as a volunteer snorkeler -- Registration is FULL for volunteer snorkelers



Be the Face of Tampa Bay Watch!


Tampa Bay Watch regularly seeks outreach volunteers to represent our organization at community events such as MarineQuest and Ribfest. As an outreach volunteer, you'll talk to people who come up to our display to find out more about our mission, our restoration projects, youth education, and volunteer and membership opportunities.


Click here to contact us if you'd like to become an outreach volunteer!


3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL 33715

Tel: 727-867-8166 | Fax: 727-867-8188