Volunteer for SMC

Education table on manatees at the Alligator Lake Spring Festival.

Club volunteers Doug and Deb Brown and Nicole O'Brien set up an education table at the Matheson History Museum's "Mad about Science" Family Fun Day held recently in Gainesville, Florida. Youngsters and their families had the opportunity to learn more about Florida's wildlife and take a step into Florida history.

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.

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

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Donning the Club's T-shirt and cap, Volunteer Katelyn Wright is ready to staff an education table and enlighten the public about endangered manatees.


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. Upcoming Events .

August 1, 2015
Tampa Yankees Beach Fiesta
George Steinbrenner Field
Tampa, FL
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
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August 8, 2015

North Florida Shark Festival
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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August 29, 2015
River Ruckus
Riverside Arts Market & St. Johns Riverkeeper
Fuller Warren Bridge
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 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
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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 12, 2015
SMC Presentation
By Dr. Katie Tripp
Port Orange Regional Library
Port Orange, FL
2:00 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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December 12, 2015
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m,
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