Volunteer for SMC

Save the Manatee Club staff and volunteers at the Springs Summitt 2016.

Thank you to Save the Manatee Club volunteer Tim Carroll, who gave a presentation on manatees for 115 students and their teachers at Lockmar Elementary on May 15th. "The SMC Children's PowerPoint was a wonderful tool for talking points and totally kept the kids on the edge of their seats. I was able to provide little goodies to each of the kids and they all absolutely loved everything," said Tim. Some of the students are pictured above with the manatee hand puppets they created as part of the presentation.The students and teachers created a manatee thank you card that they signed and gave to Tim. Many students even asked Tim to autograph the manatee photos he had brought for them!

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.

For those wishing to inquire about earning community service hours at the Club's office in Maitland, Florida, please do not fill out the Online Volunteer Application form. For eligibility and availability, contact Janice Nearing, the Club's Volunteer Activities Coordinator, at jnearing@savethemanatee.org or call 407-539-0990.


Save the Manatee Club's Volunteer Rewards Program!

Current Club members/volunteers can earn points toward special volunteer merchandise. Get an exclusive Club Volunteer T-shirt. Find out details >>

Volunteer Katelyn Wright wearing a Save the Manatee Club t-shirt and cap.

Volunteers Larry & Pam Wilson from Hillsborough County wear their Club t-shirts and caps when they table for us at local events.

New to the Volunteer Rewards Program!
Appreciation Pins for Club Volunteers
Earn It, Pin It, Show It!

Volunteer T-Shirt Front

Barbara Manatee wears her volunteer name tag on a lanyard
studded with the Club’s recognition pins.

Save the Manatee Club presents a variety of service pins to further recognize and honor the efforts and importance of our loyal volunteer/members. The special, customized pins are earned by registered volunteers who staff education tables for the Club at events, help out in our Maitland office, or give manatee presentations for the Club at local schools, libraries, etc. Wear the pins on the Club’s lanyard which holds the volunteer name tag, or on the Club’s volunteer cap or t-shirt. See the pins and get more details>>

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June 3, 2016
World Oceans Day Festival
Emerson Point Preserve
Palmetto, FL
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July 22, 2017
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South Florida Museum
Bradenton, FL
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September 30, 2017
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Orlando, FL
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October 15, 2017
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J.N. "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge
Sanibel, FL
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October 28, 2017
Central Florida Veg Fest
Orlando Festival Park
Orlando, FL
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October 29, 2017

Right Whale Festival
Seawalk Pavillion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
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