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Volunteering
Scheduled projects at Tampa Bay Watch

We couldn’t accomplish any of our restoration or education goals without the help of our active volunteer base! Volunteers of all ages from children to retirees help in habitat restoration projects, lend a hand at our annual fundraisers, and represent our organization at community events to increase awareness. On an annual basis, approximately 2,000 volunteers from corporate groups, families, individuals, and more help us accomplish our mission. Still have questions? Click here!

Our volunteer projects are winding down for the summer due to the heat and our focus turns primarily to marine science camps for kids. Stay tuned for our fall volunteer project dates!

Volunteers are not currently required to wear face masks at our habitat restoration projects, but they are optional for those who wish to wear them.

Upcoming events:

Summer Service Program

Tampa Bay Watch is offering high school students an opportunity to earn up to 24 community service hours this summer. The program is scheduled to take place on Wednesday mornings, 9 am – Noon, from June 8 through July 27 at our facility in Tierra Verde, with a limit of ten volunteers per project. The minimum age is 15 years old. Examples of projects include assisting with our marine debris program, native plantings, oyster shell recycling, and office maintenance.

Interested students should email Rachel Arndt at rarndt@tampabaywatch.org with the dates they’d like to participate and a cell phone number. 

image: discovery center at dawn

Volunteer at the Discovery Center

Are you interested in helping the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center inspire visitors to become better stewards of Tampa Bay through conversation and education? Our Discovery Center on the St. Pete Pier is currently recruiting volunteers ages 16 and over to assist with outreach, education, and boat-based eco-tours. Please send an email to tbwdcfrontdesk@tampabaywatch.org and tell us a little bit about your interests and availability.

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 find out more about helping out as an outreach volunteer.

Contact Rachel Arndt with questions about volunteering at Tampa Bay Watch: