Volunteer for SMC

Education table on manatees at the Alligator Lake Spring Festival.

Long-term Club volunteer and member, Ann Hemme, fills a display case at the Dunedin Public Library in Pinellas County, Florida, with a selection of her manatee treasures collected through the years. Ann, a retired schoolteacher, enjoys staffing education tables for Save the Manatee Club and giving manatee presentations to youngsters. She particularly enjoys showcasing her manatee memorabilia and has often done so at various locations including Collector's Day at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville.

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 .

July 17, 2015
SMC Presentation by
Club Manatee Specialist
Wayne Hartley
Trout Lake Nature Center
Eustis, FL
Begins at 6 p.m.
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July 18, 2015
Snooty's Birthday Bash
He turns 67!!
South FL Museum
Bradenton, FL
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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July 18, 2015
Mad About Science
Family FunDay
Matheson History Museum
Gainesville, FL
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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August 1, 2015
Tampa Yankees Beach Fiesta
George Steinbrenner Field
Tampa, FL
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
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September 19, 2015

International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
9:00 a.m. - Noon
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September 26, 2015
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Museum Pointe Park
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2015
Paddle Battle
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
8:00 a.m. – Noon
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October 17, 2015
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
St. Petersburg, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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October 18, 2015
Family Fun Day
"Ding" Darling Days
J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR
Sanibel Island, FL
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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October 24, 2015
Central FL Veg Fest
Orlando Festival Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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October 24, 2015
Annual Bat Festival
Lubee Bat Conservancy
Gainesville, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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October 24, 2015
Tomoka Fall Fest
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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November 21, 2015
Right Whale Festival
Sea Walk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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