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. In 2019, approximately 2,000 volunteers from corporate groups, families, individuals, and more helped us accomplish our mission. Still have questions? Click here!

Upcoming events:

Due to COVID-19, fall restoration projects will not be open to the public for volunteering. Additionally, we are not taking group volunteering requests at this time. We are hopeful to return to a normal volunteer project schedule in the spring. Contact Rachel Arndt with any questions at rarndt@tampabaywatch.org or (727) 867-8166, x233.

Florida Microplastic Awareness Project Workshop on Tuesday, January 19, 5-6:30 PM

Microplastics is one of the most impactful forms of ocean pollution. In an effort to increase awareness of microplastic presence, the Florida Microplastic Awareness Project (FMAP) is engaging volunteers throughout the state in sampling and analyzing local waters for plastic. Come learn about facts of plastic pollution and the effects on the environment at Tampa Bay Watch. This workshop will include an informative lecture and microplastic sampling demonstration. Participants will hopefully leave feeling inspired to be a part of the solution and get involved. 
Tampa Bay Watch is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our volunteers, visitors, and staff. In compliance with CDC guidelines, Tampa Bay Watch has implemented COVID-19 protocols and procedures. We kindly ask participants to follow COVID-19 protocol while on property including maintaining social distancing and wearing a face covering while onsite. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
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Discovery Center Volunteers Needed

Tampa Bay Watch seeks volunteers ages 16 and over for our new Discovery Center located on the new St. Pete Pier. Docents/volunteers are needed to give facility tours, answer questions, and monitor the exhibits and touch tanks.  Familiarity with coastal ecosystems is helpful but not required. A passion for the environment is highly desired. For more information, contact Cheyanne Smith, Guest Service Lead, at csmith@tampabaywatch.org

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: