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Our One Day Volunteer Opportunities are always changing, so please check back frequently to see what’s new and learn how to get involved!

Festivals and Special Events

Interested in helping with crafts, crowd management, and greeting visitors? Come help us out during one of our festivals or special events occurring throughout the year. To view our event calendar please click here.


Storytelling through photos and video helps us to engage supporters. We need high quality photos and video footage for fundraising, advertising and in our annual report for example.  Have an eye for photo composition and a good camera? Come capture the impact of our programs through photography or video during one of our festivals or special events. To view our event calendar please click here.

reTURN the Favor Walk Participant

Horseshoe Crabs commonly become stranded on our local Delaware Bay beaches during the spring spawning season. Join The Wetlands Institute on a public walk to help save these stranded horseshoe crabs on a local beach. To sign-up for reTURN the Favor public walk please click here.

Horseshoe Crab Spawning Surveys

Interested in seeing and learning about the largest concentration of spawning horseshoe crabs in the world? Come join Institute scientists for a nighttime horseshoe crab spawning survey in May or June to count the crabs spawning along the Delaware Bay. For further information and to sign-up for a horseshoe crab spawning survey please click here.

Beach Sweeps

Every spring and fall The Wetlands Institute partners with Clean Ocean Action, the Borough of Stone Harbor, and the Stone Harbor Property Owners Association to clean the local beaches of Stone Harbor.These beach clean-ups are open to all ages. No advance sign up is required for this event; simply meet at the 95th Street beach entrance on the day of the event to participate. Garbage bags, gloves, and datasheets are provided to all volunteers.

2016 Beach Sweeps: April 30 and October 22 from 9 am -12 pm.

Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Work Days

The Wetlands Institute is working in cooperation with the Borough of Stone Harbor and the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Committee to remove invasive plant species from the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary to improve habitat for a variety of bird species. Click here to learn more about this effort and to see when the next work days are scheduled.