Volunteer for SMC

Earth Day at Valencia College, Orlando, Florida
Youngsters color and make manatee puppets at the Club's education table during the Earth Day event at Sumter Environmental Education Center in Center Hill, Florida. "We had a GREAT turnout," said Club volunteers Janneke Bogyo and Sue Carey Lindholm who kept busy from start to finish helping kids create the fun, wildly popular paper bag manatee puppets. (Photo courtesy of Janneke Bogyo.)

We Need Volunteers!

You can help Save the Manatee Club by becoming a Club volunteer. SMC volunteers staff tables at manatee-related events, engage in speaking presentations, help out in the SMC offices, write letters and send e-mails on issues of concern to manatees, and report information to manatee researchers. You can make a difference for manatees!

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our Online Volunteer Application.

If you have additional questions, please send an e-mail to volunteer@savethemanatee.org or call our office toll-free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646) and ask for Janice Nearing, Public Relations Director.

SMC Volunteer Aimee Krivan wears the volunteer t-shirt and cap.

Save the Manatee Club's Volunteer Rewards Program
Current Club members/volunteers can earn points toward special volunteer merchandise.

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SMC Volunteer Aimee Krivan


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. Upcoming Events .

April 19, 2014
Earth Day
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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April 19, 2014
Turtle Day
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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April 19, 2014
Earth Day
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro, CA
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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April 19 & 20, 2014
Mandarin Art Festival
Mandarin Community Club
Mandarin Road,
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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April 23, 2014
Meet the Florida Manatee Presentation (Voice)
Second Life, Steelhead Sim (36,29,30)
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EDT
For more info, IM:
CeAire Decosta
(Within Second Life)

April 26, 2014
Marion County
Springs Festival
Silver Springs State Park
Ocala, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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April 26 & 27, 2014
Zoo Miami
Party for the Planet
Miami, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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April 26, 2014
Earth Day --
Party for the Planet
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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May 3, 2014
SMC education table at:
Thunder City Derby Sirens
Volusia County Fairgrounds
Deland, FL
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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May 9, 2014
Earth Day/National Wetlands Month Celebration
Brooksville Plant
Materials Center
Brooksville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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May 10, 2014
LPBF Lake Fest
Bucktown Marina
Metaire, LA
Noon to 10:30 p.m.
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May 10, 2014
Elementary Science Olympiad
University of Central FL
Engineering atrium
Orlando, FL
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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May 17, 2014
Hummingbird Festival
Pioneer FL Museum
Dade City, FL
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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May 17, 2014
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center
Fernandina Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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May 31, 2014
Audubon Aquarium
of the Americas
New Orleans, LA
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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