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Looking for a Way to Share Your Talents?

Volunteering at The Wetlands Institute covers a variety of tasks including assistance with aquarium care, working in public education and outreach, answering the phones and administrative work, greeting and interacting with visitors, special events staffing, research and conservation project assistance, and much more! The Institute volunteer program has three levels based on the commitment you feel you can give to The Wetlands Institute. None of what we accomplish every day would be possible without the dedication of our wonderful volunteers! 

The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is of paramount importance, and as we welcome our volunteers back, we want to ensure that we can do so safely. For 2021, we are not able to offer as many volunteer opportunities as in past years.

Below is a list of our current volunteer opportunities. 

Option 1 – Institute Volunteer

The Wetlands Institute is always looking for enthusiastic and responsible Institute Volunteers to help us achieve our mission of promoting the appreciation, understanding and stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through our programs in research, education and conservation. Being a Institute Volunteer requires a high level of commitment, but offers many rewarding ways to share your talents and interact either directly or indirectly with the public.

Basic Requirements:

Adult Volunteers: (Anyone 19 or older)

  • General application information and completion of Volunteer Waiver.
  • Successful completion of a background check (One-time Fee of $32).
  • Purchase of a Wetlands Institute approved work shirt (One-time Fee of up to $30).
  • Active membership minimum level of Individual (Annual Fee of $25).
  • Introductory and program area specific training.

Junior Volunteers: (Anyone 14-18)

  • General application information and completion of Junior Volunteer Permission Slip and Media Release by volunteer’s parent/guardian.
  • A Wetlands Institute logoed T-shirt chosen by the volunteer (One-time Fee between $10-$20).
  • Introductory and program area specific training.

Click here for specific Option 1 Institute Volunteer opportunities.