Volunteers are the lifeblood of Tampa Bay Watch! They accomplish restoration and protection activities we could never afford hired staff to complete. Youth and adult volunteers are involved each year in a variety of hands-on habitat restoration projects such as oyster dome construction, oyster shell bar installation, salt marsh plantings and coastal cleanups to help the bay recover from its devastating environmental problems. Volunteers of all ages participate in our projects. Our coastal cleanups and salt marsh plantings are family-friendly and open to all ages. If you would like to be kept informed of our numerous volunteer opportunities, complete our online registration so you will receive our weekly email message which advertises our upcoming environmental restoration projects.
Contact Rachel Arndt, communications coordinator, with questions about any of these upcoming events! Call 727-867-8166, extension 233, or Click here to Email Rachel.
volunteer hours for students
Tampa Bay Watch offers an opportunity over the summer for high school students to earn volunteer hours. The program takes place at our Marine and Education Center, 3000 Pinellas Bayway South, in Tierra Verde. It will run from June 8 until August 3 on each Monday from 9 AM until Noon.
Volunteers will work on projects including fishing line recycling, shoreline cleanups, and plantings.
Interested students need to register in advance by emailing their name, the dates that they would like to participate, and a cell phone number to Rachel Arndt.