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. 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, we are not taking group volunteering requests at this time. We are hopeful to return to a normal volunteer project schedule in the fall of 2021. Contact Rachel Arndt with any questions at rarndt@tampabaywatch.org or (727) 867-8166, x233

Mangrove shoreline cleanup at Bartlett Park in St. Petersburg

Saturday, April 24, 9 AM - Noon

The meeting location is 647 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The maximum capacity is 17 people for this site. Please click here for more information and to register for this event. 

Native Planting at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin

Saturday, April 24, 9 AM - Noon

The meeting location is 2401 19th Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570. The maximum capacity for this site is 8 volunteers. Please click here for more information and to register for this event. 

Shoreline Cleanup at Clam Bayou in St. Petersburg

Saturday, April 24, 9 AM - Noon

The maximum capacity for this site is 18 volunteers. The meeting location is 4099 34th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711. The maximum capacity for this site is 18 volunteers. Please click here for more information and to register for this event. 

Lake shoreline cleanup at Glen Oaks Park in Clearwater

Saturday, April 24, 9 AM - Noon

The meeting location is 1345 Court St, Clearwater, FL 33756
The maximum capacity for this site is 18 volunteers. Please click here for more information and to register for this event. 
image: discovery center at dawn

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: