Volunteer for SMC

Visitors ont he boardwalk at Blue Spring State Park.

The Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, Florida provides rehabilitation for sick and injured sea turtles and seabirds. Each year, their annual Turtle Day event draws hundreds of interested visitors. Save the Manatee Club, one of many conservation groups participating at Turtle Day, educates attendees about Florida's endangered, precious manatees. Club volunteers include (l to r) Dennis Burdett, Heather Murphy, Janice Nearing, & Katelyn Wright. (And Terry Nearing, not in photo.)

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.

Club volunteers with Hope the inflatable manatee.

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 >>

Club volunteers Cora Berchem and Aimee Krivan with Hope the inflatable manatee.


Volunteer News

2015 Crystal River Manatee Festival

Relying On The Kindness Of Volunteers

Club Thanks Two Inspiring Volunteer Heroes

Volunteerism - Time Well Spent to Help Manatees

Take Up Volunteering!

Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

. Upcoming Events .

May 8, 2015
Funny Furry Friendly Fair
Blake Park
Lake Helen, FL
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

May 16, 2015
12th Annual "Save the Manatee" 5k Run/2 Mile Walk/Mini Manatee Mile
Lake St. Clair Metropark
Harrison Township, MI (You can also run a Virtual Race)
Get more info>>

May 16, 2015
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Atlantic Ave.
Recreation Center
Fernandina Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

May 22, 2015
Forum to Discuss Current Developments in the Blue Spring Basin
Wayne G. Sanborn
Activity Center
DeLand, FL
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Get more info>>

June 6 & 7, 2015
World Oceans Day
Santa Fe College
Teaching Zoo
Gainesville, FL
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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June 25, 2015
SMC Presentation by
Club Volunteer Mina Reale
Adult Summer Reading Program
Maitland Public Library
Maitland, FL
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, email:

July 17, 2015
SMC Presentation by
Club Manatee Specialist
Wayne Hartley
Trout Lake Nature Center
Eustis, FL
Begins at 6 p.m.
For more information, email:

July 18, 2015
Snooty's Birthday Bash
He turns 67!!
South FL Museum
Bradenton, FL
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

July 18, 2015
Mad About Science
Family FunDay
Matheson History Museum
Gainesville, FL
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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September 19, 2015
International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Get more info>>

September 26, 2015
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Museum Pointe Park
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 24, 2015
Tomoka Fall Fest
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email: Aggie.Armstrong@